We had our appointment with the neonatalogist yesterday. Anna is perfectly healthy and normal. She's just HUGE! She already weighs 5 lbs 9 oz, and her due date is 8 weeks away! The doctor is predicting a 10-12 lb baby!!!!! He said some babies are supposed to weigh 5 lbs and some are supposed to weigh 12. Somebody has to have the 12 lb babies. We talked to Dr. Stradtman after this and she said she wouldn't induce before 39 weeks. She also said that since Anna is still very breech, I'll probably have a C section. That doesn't really bother me too bad. It's not my first choice, but there are definite advantages I guess.
I was a little frustrated and even a little mad when we found all of this out. I don't want to always hear, "look at that big girl", etc. I think if we were having a boy I'd feel differently. Also, from personal experience, it's no fun being the very tall, pale, freckled, red-headed freak! It's not fun to get attention for things like that. I was upset when we left the office because I don't want Anna to have to always be the "big girl" or that "red-headed girl".
Later that night I realized how silly it was for me to be upset about these things. We have a perfect, healthy baby. So what if she's a little porker! God didn't have to give us a healthy baby, or a baby at all, but He did. There are so many people, friends of ours, who are dealing with major medical problems with their children and I'm worried about her standing out too much. Silliness! At least if she gets teased for being different (if she even is different in these ways), she'll have a mommy that can relate. At least her differences will be silly things and not developmental, etc.
So I'm over my original shock and dealing with the fact that the next few weeks are going to be very rough for me. They told me I won't be able to breath good at all and the little sleep I'm getting is over. But that's ok. I haven't had ANY complications at all, so I won't complain.
The doctor told us again yesterday that she has "tons of hair"! I hope she keeps it all! I can't wait to see what color it is. Just one more thing to look forward to.