I went in for my weekly appointment today, and since my doctor is out of town for the holiday I saw another doctor in the practice. She told me my doctor had noted at my last visit that he wanted to “watch my height” because I was measuring “a little small.” Today’s measurement was apparently on the small side also, so she sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound. Naturally I freaked the hell out.
As it turns out, Chickie weighs between 5.5 and 6 lbs. Not on the small side if you ask me, but what do I know? Also, according to the U/S tech, Chickie’s head is “larger than average.” Given my preexisting fear that the kid will never in a million years fit through my hoo-ha, that it’s simply not possible, this is not good news for me. Now, not only am I worried about the actual birth, but I’m also concerned about the size of the kid’s head as it relates to potential health issues. Anybody ever hear this news at an ultrasound? Anybody want to assure me I’m not about birth Chicken Little or one of the Coneheads? Anybody with some sense and experience want to advise me on what awful (or not) condition might cause my child to have a larger than average noggin?