OK, so I went in Monday for my U/S, since I was measuring small. Well, baby is measuring in at approx just under 4 pounds right now (should be about 5). I now have to go in every week for a look! (which is bad, and good! ) My doc said that if she is developing properly, she should gain .5 lbs a week, which puts her at about 6 lbs at due date. Not too alarmingly small.
They can't figure out why she would measure on track at 28 weeks, and now be so small. There is ample amniotic fluid, and the cord appears to be 'working properly'. So we are going to track growth for now. If she gets too small, I will have to change OBs and deliver in a different hospital that can care for a super LO (ughhh!) I asked the doc if I should be eating more, but she basically said there is nothing to show that would help the baby, I am up 28 pounds for the pregnancy. First DD was 7.10 llbs. We get a super strong heartbeat, and she moves constantly, so my inclination is that this baby is just a litlle squirt. BUT, it is hard not to worry when the doc has you coming in every week for an uber expensive test, ya know?
Well, then there is the fact that her head is so far down near my cervix, that they had trouble getting measurements (wanna guess how they got it? UGHHH!!!!:eek: ) She is at 0 or "maybe +1" station. Basically, she is in birthing position, turned and everything! :eek:
Does, or can, station determine an impending labor? (I am not dialated, BTW) I really need this LO to Fatten up! Four pounders can survive, right? Please just tell me things are swell. We are putting the crib up tonight! LOL!