When I went in last week for my prenatal appointment I was measuring 2cm smaller than normal. My doctor also figured that the baby was laying OP (or sunny side up) against my spine. She scheduled an ultrasound to check my fluid levels and to confirm baby's position.
I just got back from the ultrasound and the fluid levels are normal! Praise the Lord because if I had low fluid levels it would mean being referred to an obstetrician 2 hours away and possible bed rest which with 2 kids I would not be able to manage! Also baby is laying transverse against my right side instead of OP and that is excellent news as it means more chance of her turning before delivery. My first was OP and having experienced back labour once I was really not looking forward to experiencing it again!
It was really neat for me to have an ultrasound this late in the pregnancy as with my first 2 kids I just had one at 20 weeks. I couldn't believe how we could see everything so clearly. We could even see the eyeballs and see her looking around. It also amazed me how one tiny movement (she lifted her chin) resounded so clearly against my belly! Here I am thinking she's kicking or punching me all the time and she's probably just shrugging her shoulders or turning her head!
Now the next hurdle to tackle is to make sure that the next closest town (20 minutes away) will have c-section coverage when I go into labour or else they can't deliver me here, I have to travel 2 hours away to the nearest city. I should know the schedule by mid-November so now I play the waiting game!