OMG my daughter has the chubbiest little cheeks, I just wanna chew on them!!!
Okay, so I read that while babies can and will wiggle around in various positions in the womb, that most babies will get a “favorite position” and then stay in it for the majority of the time around week 20 to week 35. Then, generally by week 35, they get into the head down position (if you are lucky) and stay there. Well, I think I’ve figured out Tessa’s preferred position. I always feel her kicks and movements really low in my pelvis, and whenever she gets hiccups, I feel them all along my waistband, low in my stomach. I kept wondering, “What is she DOING down there that I feel almost all the kicks so low??” Well! I’m pretty sure this ultrasound answered that question.
Tessa was laying head down, facing outward, with her spine up against my spine. BUT! She was folded up on herself with her arms AND her feet crossed in front of her face like an X. So whenever she moves her arms or legs, I feel all the kicks and bumps super low, because that’s where her limbs are! The only thing up above my belly button is her little butt! It was adorable seeing her little tangle of limbs, but we couldn’t see her face at all through the ultrasound. She kept hiding her head with her arms and her feet. I would cough, and poke her in the face (the chick measured the distance from my outside skin to Tessa’s skin, and it measured exactly 1.5 inches) and she would scrunch her face up in annoyance and flare her nostrils and dig her face deeper into her hands. It was so amazing to see! Now I know what it looks like when I try to get her to kick:
Me – *poke poke poke*
Tessa – “Mom. STAHP.”
Me – “Awwwwww! She wiggled!”
(That’s her little foot up above her head, and her arms are up in front of her face.)
At one my point mom got her mouth close to my tummy and spoke to Tessa, and she turned her face towards Grandmas voice, and the gal was able to capture one full picture of Tessa’s face, and another one with half of her face showing, so we at least got to see more of her features. She has gotten SO CHUBBY!!! As of today she weighs exactly 2.1 pounds, the average for 28 weeks being 2 to 2.5 pounds. And she is somewhere between 13 to 15 inches long. Her heart is still beating at 150 beats per minute and all in all I have a PERFECTLY HEALTHY DAUGHTER!! I’m feeling so blessed. God is so good!
I can’t wait to show her beautiful little face to my husband. I’ll be sending these images out in a letter first thing tomorrow, so he should get them sometime next week. I wonder if seeing his baby girl will get him all choked up? Hehe.