I've been feeling a little down today... My midwife said today at my appointment that she thought I could hang on for a few more weeks before delivering, which crushed me. My pregnant IRL friend's 12 week old niece died a few days ago in a car seat accident. I'm not trying to upset anyone, but she was sleeping in her car seat inside due to reflux issues. I really don't know anything further - just that it was officially deemed accidental (not negligence).
Also, my midwife expressed concern over this random skin rash I've developed. She said I needed it checked out as soon as possible since diagnosis and treatment were outside what she could do.
I waited until this evening to call the advice nurse at my insurance company for a recommendation on where to go to. I was thinking she'd recommend a dermotologist. Nope, she was hugely alarmist. She instructed me make an emergency trip to L&D immediately and not eat anything in the meantime. WTF.
Turns out the skin rash is no big deal and not even related to the pregnancy. Angiokeratoma, for the curious. I mentioned to the nurse that I was experiencing some anxiety about baby's well being, just because of the aforementioned tragedy, and she offered to have a tech do a quick growth scan of the baby. I said HECK YES because I haven't had an ultrasound since 18 weeks.
So, that drastically improved my day! Baby looks really healthy and he's still a boy! He is measuring approximately a week ahead, with a current estimated weight of a little over 7.5 lbs. It wasn't a 3D machine, but we got a good look at his little face. He seems to have inherited my nose and his Jamaican Grandma's pouty lips
Wow, that was longer than I expected - thanks for reading!