After my appt on Friday, my dr scheduled a scan for today and an appointment to talk more, and to recheck my bp.
The scan was first. He passed the biophysical profile. Good heartbeat. Good movement.
They have told me over several ultrasounds that he would be a bigger baby. He's measured a week ahead the whole time, and he's been in the 76th percentile since they started giving me that number. But over the last 3 weeks, he's only gained a few ounces (instead of the normal 1.5 pounds), is now half a week behind, and measures at the 50th percentile (at 5lbs, 13 oz). He's not losing weight, so that's great, but his growth has slowed dramatically.
Then I went into the appt, and my blood pressure was 147/98, which made my dr cringe. She said that the hand pain I have is a blood pressure/ swelling side effect. I have also suddenly gained 5 pounds. Since Friday. None of this is good either.
So she is taking me out of work, effective right away. And she sent me home with the huge container to do a 24 hour urine collection. When I bring that back, she wants a bunch of blood work. And she's scheduled a fetal non-stress test.
So jeez. I liked when she said on Friday, I'd get him earlier, at 39 weeks. But now i'm worried. I'm really glad she is watching me closely, but now that I've seen the ultrasound and know it's affecting him in a negative way, it's hard not to worry about things. I almost wish she'd have just suggested that we induce right away.