Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm Having A Heffalump

According to the scan I had yesterday, the babe is not petite, or even average - he's a Heffalump! In all the graphs he comes out around the 97th percentile, except for the diameter of his head which is off the scale! Fabulous!

No, I'm not worried - I know that the dates that they're using are out by about 6 days and that there's also a lot of discrepancies between scans and the actual sizes of babes. According to this, my 37ish week babe is currently the same size as his brother was at 40 weeks, and probably his big sister about a month after she was born!

Here's his face! Isn't modern technology amazing! (Can you see it? Turn your head sideways if you can't)

The good news is that the Heffalump appears to be head-down now too...I don't want to say too much for fear of jinxing things today but it seems a lot more promising than it was earlier this week. Now it's just a matter of keeping him head down till he decides to make his appearance. We're looking forward to him coming earlier rather than later now (I'm thinking that my wish for him to hang on till March might not be such a good idea now...he'll be completely humungous come March if the scan's anything to go by)

Oh, and while I'm at it - here's what he looks like from the outside at the moment. This was taken on the weekend with my sister who's due about a week out from me.


  1. He He, this made me laugh out loud!

    I'm sure he'll be the best, most beautiful, perfect heffalump in the whole world :o)

    But I find myself tensing my pelvic floor in sympathy......

  2. Oh he's gorgeous! He looks like Tim!

  3. eeeee its all so exciting now.
    With our second they told me that judging by all the measurements on the scans, she would my tiny, way too small to take home from hospital. Well a few days later when she appeared she weighed in at 7pounds. Not so tiny after all. Just enjoy these last few moments of pregnancy I say.
    I'm not sure which ones you but you both look great and SO LUCKY to be having babies together.

  4. Thanks Kate...I sure hope they've overestimated rather than under as in your case! And that's me on the left :)