I've had numerous scans throughout this pregnancy due to suspected placenta previa (it's low lying). The second to last scan was a month ago and I remember listening to the lady reading out the baby's measurements and thinking 'what??'. The head is how small? Apparently the head circumference falls in the bottom 2 percentile (meaning pretty much no other baby has a head as small (my interpretation, not the Doc's). And to make it sound even more comical, the abdomen was in the 75th percentile (meaning only 25% of babies have a larger abdomen). So here I am picturing this baby with a pint sized head and a rotund belly. Will it look like me in my pregnant state, I wondered? Is it because I have not religiously worn only maternity pants, sometimes opting for my pre-pregnancy jeans (somewhat uncomfortable), and that I have stunted the head growth? Kind of like how a plant doesn't grow any bigger than the pot it is in? My man thinks I am bonkers as he listens to my drivel. He's probably right, though I just blame it on pregnancy hormones not to mention natural curiosity. And another scan today (the last, thank goodness) confirmed her head is still in the bottom percentile.
To add substance to my wild thoughts, my mother kindly told me she had a dream not too long ago about the baby being born with a golf-ball sized head! Thanks Mum.