2nd Sizing Ultrasound this morning - Updated

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2nd Sizing Ultrasound this morning - Updated

All seemed to go well. Baby girl is now head down! She is facing angled toward the right side and back, which makes sense because I have been having pain in my butt bone instead of front pelvic bone like the last few weeks. She's pretty long already, stretching from about 4 inches under my boobies to low pelvis (I'm 5'9").

Heartbeat was 154 Smile

They couldn't tell me really anything much else. The tech was suprised to see me though and said that usually they don't order a second sizing ultrasound unless the baby was in the 90th + percentile in size (Saylor was 81st percentile at 29 weeks). She also said that the doubled over position she was in last time could have been a major cause in why I was 'measuiring' so big.

It was nice to have a tech talk to me.

Appointment in 2 weeks.
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UPDATE
Nurse just called and they want me back in 3 weeks to do another growth ultrasound. Appartently this baby is big. They didn't give me any specific measurements though. Sad

I'm starting to get worried they are going to push me into a scheduled c-section if she gets too big.

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Glad all is well, and nice to have another peek at baby! What percentage were you measuring this time?

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Sounds like a great appointment! Glad to hear things are looking good with your sweet little girl Smile

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Glad all is well, and nice to have another peek at baby! What percentage were you measuring this time?

They won't tell me until the tech gives the results to her boss who will then transcribe them for my OB. It seems so silly, but I guess I understand. I do wish they would tell you more then & there.

No new will be good news if I don't here anything in a week. After that, I guess I'll find out 100% on mynext appointment in two weeks

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I hate having to wait to find out.

That was the nice thing about my fetal echo - instead of an U/S tech, I had a pediatric cardiologist do the scan, so he could give me results right away!

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Same about my other early ultrasounds. They were are with the high-risk doctor (because I'm 35 when I give birth which makes me chuckle that is the reason I was sent to high risk). The tech was a nurse and the doctor came in to look and talked about everything the whole time. It was so nice to know then and there.

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Yay for a good u/s!!!! So fun to see them again!

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Well it sounds like it should have gone well. I hope the call from your doc (after reading the chat thread) is nothing more then confirming that things overall look good!

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I'm glad she looked good! Woo hoo.

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Sorry they are stressing you out on her size. How big was your DS?

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Oh blast. U/S at this stage are not accurate at all! I hope you don't get pressured into anything.

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"akpufa" wrote:

Sorry they are stressing you out on her size. How big was your DS?

It's the same dr that stressed me out about weight. A little frustrated because my next appointment was supposed to be with one of the other doctors that I like better, but they canceled that appointment to reschedule me with her to have the ultrasound on the same day.

DS was big too, he was 6lb 8oz at 35w 1d. I was 10lb 10 oz, dh I'm not 100% sure, but I think he was average.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Oh blast. U/S at this stage are not accurate at all! I hope you don't get pressured into anything.

That's what I thought too

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I've had friends who were pressured into C-sec or early induction because baby was already 9-10 lbs by 37 weeks. Then they are born and are only 7.5 lbs. Ridiculous. U/S weight estimates can be off by 2-3 lbs this late in the pregnancy, I'm pretty sure.

That sucks you have to see the Dr. who has already given you grief.

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:bighug: I'm sorry they are worrying you. I hope you don't have to deal with a lot of pressure.
I totally agree u/s can be way off on weight and personally I don't understand not giving labor a try just because they say "big baby". I would be furious with them to be pressured to have a c-section for that reason and baby come out much smaller than predicted. DH and I were talking about this today...I can't remember the exact measurement but when I went in the hospital with PROM with DS1 they did an u/s. That was like 33 wks 2 days and he was born just a few days later weighing roughly a pound less than they had estimated via u/s.

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I'm just going to go with the flow and advocate for myself a vaginal birth unless a c-section is neccessary. I agree that I don't think you can predict very accurately the size of the baby and a 2-3lbs is a huge difference.

I've been googling, of course - lol!, and there doesn't seem to be any concern other than breaking of the collarbone of having a bigger baby since I don't have GD, Pre-eclampsia, etc.

Not going to worry anymore. I know she is just fine an if I have her early, I'm fine with that too. I want to wait to at least 36 weeks though.

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"elleon17" wrote:

I'm just going to go with the flow and advocate for myself a vaginal birth unless a c-section is neccessary. ...

I do this to...I prefer to just go along with what doesn't really bother me and not say much until it gets to the point that I really need to put my foot down. Each person has their own tolerance meter and strength of preferences and I tend to be fairly go with the flow even though I do lean toward the natural side where it really matters. Here's hoping you make at least 36 wks and maybe even 38. Glad you have been able to turn off the worry. Smile

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Ugh. How frustrating ! I agree with the others. Those measurements are horribly inaccurate. Definitely advocate for yourself and a vaginal birth. Also be aware that the medical community may try to convince you a c-section IS necessary when it really isn't. Women have vaginal births of larger babies every day and there are simple techniques for getting large shouldered babies out. Don't let them scare you!