J and I spent two hours at the hospital yesterday (one hour of it in the waiting room), getting an ultrasound to find out that our baby is growing totally normally, as expected. He's head down, but we already knew that. (Unfortunately, he was also face down so we couldn't see him.) And the spot where I feel all the kicks is his butt (and presumably also his legs when he extends them to kick me). I laughed when the doctor said that because that's where J always tries to talk to him - now he knows that he's been talking to his butt the whole time. :)
They meaured his arm and leg bones and they are within range. Then, based on his measurements, they estimated that he weighs about 4.5 lbs (also normal). Add in the weight of amniotic fluid and the placenta and all of that and I bet I've got me a small bowling ball. Imagine carrying that around all day and all night.
(Actually, I did go bowling while I was in Florida. I don't think I was particularly graceful. I probably would have had better luck at getting those pins down if I'd just rolled myself down that alley.)
Anyway, truthfully the weight is not all that terrible, especially since I tend to sit a lot at work. And now I'm wearing my running shoes whenever I walk back and forth to work and that makes a shockingly big difference in how I feel. Also, now that I have my new sleeping arrangement, the weight at night is not bad either. It's hard to turn over, but once I've moved, I'm usually good for a couple of hours.
But we'll see. This baby is going to keep on growing for another two more months!