So–after a long discussion with the fine students in the UMICH MPH program and a guy who just recently had a baby in the office, it was decided that BBJ is “the size of a plum that’s as big as an avocado and as long as a carrot”. This helps me out not much–but I have noticed the usage of vegetables and fruits to describe how big baby should be at varying stages. Its kind of weird though–because is there really that much consistency in fruits that I should be able to hold up a plum and be like “a-ha!”.
Baby is about 11 oz (or was at the ultrasound last week–we don’t know what he is now). That’s a little on the “big” side. One of the fine individuals who helped out with my fruit-size-assessment said “Megan, you are going to have a BIG baby. 11 oz is big for 21 weeks!” She then proceeded to point to a picture of Lars framed on my shelf and said “need I say more”? But Lars was only 7 and something odd pounds when he was born! I should say that this individual is also on leave from medical school (from a UC!) to get her MPH–so maybe she knows what she’s talking about?
In any case–we got our first really neat profile photo today and Baby is just too cute for words. Look at his huge forehead! That means he’s got a big brain, right? He’s going to be smart and big. Like Andre the Giant.
Baby Boy Jensen FINALLY Cooperates For a Nice Picture
So–we had a male ultrasound tech and he was so so nice and was really explaining everything as he went along. However, I do find it a little odd that we got a ton of profile shots and then one lone photo of baby’s privates. Nothing else–just his head (approx 10 photos) and his wee (1 photo). I wonder if he thought we needed reassurance or we needed to cash in on a baby gender office pool. I’ve got more important things to do–like figure out how in the hell the NCAA bracket works.
Go Blue! You did me proud with a win over No. 7 ranked Clemson tonight. You’ll probably be playing Oklahoma next and I know you can beat those posers. Don’t do it for me. Do it for the baby.
EDIT: I just did some extreme internet research and BBJ is totally on target for weight. GEEZE. That’s the last time I trust an MPH student to diagnose my medical problems. THANKS JAMIE.