Default [Q] Messaging (Mms.apk) loading images scrolls thread upward

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of what causes the Stock Messaging app to load in the following manner.

1. I am opening a Message thread where a recipient and I have exchanged picture messages.
2. As the pictures are loading, they are pushing the thread downward.
3. By the time all the images are displaying, I have to scroll down to see the newest message.

Is there a way to make Messaging threads load upward (push older messages up) rather than downward (push newer messages down) when the thread first loads? So that when the thread is done loading, the newest message appears just above the "Type Message" field.