Friday, November 20, 2009

Measuring Up

We've been humming right along the last couple weeks. Putting food in the freezer for next month and going on a couple field trips. Like these replicas of the Nina and the Pinta we toured last week.



I've been feeling pretty good, just a little uncomfortable by the end of the day. Which is to be expected at this point,especially with a 2 year old. I have no problems gaining weight, 5 lbs in 3 weeks. I think I'm as big now as when I delivered Goldie. So, I was not expecting to hear that my measurements hadn't changed since my last midwife appt. I measured 33 cm 3 weeks ago and again at 35 weeks. I'm worried about the lack of change more than anything. It is in the normal range to be 2cm smaller or bigger than the number of weeks.

I have to admit that I was pretty freaked out when we left. And into the next day. This wouldn't have bothered me 3 years ago. I should say didn't bother me. I measured small when I was carrying Goldie. Looking back it was the only concrete sign that something was up with her. But, now I know so much more. I'm not worried that this baby could have DS. That I can deal with. I am worried that he's not getting the nutrition he needs to grow. What if something is wrong with the cord or the placenta? I just want to get him here safe and sound.

The good news, he is moving almost constantly and his heart rate was good. The previous measurement could have been wrong and he has also changed position and is sitting lower than before. For now I'm making sure I drink enough water and taking it easy. I go back on Monday and if there is still no change I'll go in for an ultrasound. Until then, prayers are always welcome.

6 comments:

Wendy P said...

I'm happy to pray for y'all, though I'm sure the little guy is doing fine.

Yay for a stocked freezer!

Beverly said...

praying for you and baby! sounds like you have been busy getting things ready. Sending hugs and good thoughts!

Mel said...

Sounds like baby is doing well, and hopefully he will play along next week :) Glad to hear you're feeling well and doing ok.

Sasha said...

Sounds a little bit stressful. Maybe it could be because you are running around with Goldie. You are busy so maybe that is why you are measuring small. I did measure big at first with Wysdom and then small. They would tell you from u/s if your u/c aren't working. With Wysdom I had faulty u/c and he slowed growth, but they just watched it for a month and a half. He still got nutrition. Sending wishes and prayers your way. Hugs.

Jennifer said...

It's impossible not to worry once you've had a "surprise" during pregnancy/childbirth. We will be thinking of you and praying for you and your baby. Most likely everything is just fine.

SunflowerMom said...

Hoping everything is alright and baby boy is just tucked away tightly. I'm enjoying reading about your pregnancy with him!