37 week visit/Surprise Ultrasound (brief death ment)

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sweetsriracha's picture
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37 week visit/Surprise Ultrasound (brief death ment)

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 Biggrin

Wow, that was longer than I expected - thanks for reading!

lily0624's picture
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:bigarmhug:

so sorry to hear about your friend's niece. these things are SO hard to hear when you are pregnant or have a little one at home. so many infants sleep in their car seats if they have reflux issues so it really sounds like a total accident. but so hard nonetheless. the only thing we can do is hug our bellies and our little ones. ugh.

on the brighter side, i'm glad you got to see your little one. and 7.5 lbs already!? nice! way to grow baby Smile

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I'm so sorry about your friend - and agree with Nancy you can make yourself totally crazy if you focus on every tragedy.

Glad you got to see your LO!! Fun isn't it? And towards the end of pregnancy isn't it suddenly so much more clear why moms would beg for induction even if earlier it seemed like the worst idea ever? HAHA It's hard at the end.....ugh!

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I'm so glad you got a peek at baby!!! A nice way to take your mind off that terrible tragedy. Your friend will be in my prayers.

Don't worry, you won't be pregnant forever!!!!

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I am so sorry for your friend's loss, that must have been a very difficult experience.

Its so nice to see the baby again, though, isn't it? Smile I can't wait to meet mine, or at least get another peek at her.

sweetsriracha's picture
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Thanks for the sympathy. SO talked to me last night - he said that I don't know the girl's parents directly and I just shouldn't make myself sick over it. I'm just so hyper-sensitive right now!

I'm also pleased with his size and growth and general well-being!

And Katie, I do have a better understanding of why people beg for inductions than I did at 24-ish weeks. One of my BFF's just FINALLY had her son at 41 weeks, 6 days and that possibility makes me want to SCREAM.

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So very sorry about the loss of the little girl...that is so sad.

But so happy your little one is doing so good and looks so healthy. Isn't it great seeing them this late. And that is great that the rash is not a big deal. Is it better now?

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I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. I can't even watch news stories about babies because I get so emotional about it.

Yay on ultrasound! That's so great that you got to see him!

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so sad about your friends niece.

Glad you got to see your baby again. Smile

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Congrats on a good appt and for getting to see your little man again!!

sweetsriracha's picture
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Thanks for the kind thoughts!

I'm physically doing surprisingly well, but I'm emotionally done. DONE DONE DONE. I've got so many signs that labor is close, but nothing is happening which is really wearing me down. Yesterday I had some bleeding after DTD. Everything seems to be fine, but midwife advised it could either be a sign of early labor or just a cervical polyp. ARG!

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Matt won't DTD right now! With my bp and bedrest he thinks 'it is not a good idea'. And I forgot to ask the doctor if sex was ok.

At least you got some though Wink I'm sending cervix opening vibes to you. I hope the bleeding is impending labor!

And btw when you go in labor text me anytime day or night. You won't be messing up my schedule of sleep, watching tv, or taking naps.

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Sad I'm so sorry about your friends loss... Their family is in our prayers!

Your LO and my LO are about the same size:eek: I'm only 35 weeks and 6 days, so a week behind you. I loved seeing my LO on monday I just made everything feel better and worth the pain and crying and everything Smile So glad you got to see your LO again, and I hope your rash gets better.

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Would it be wrong to dtd in the hospital? hmmmm :huggles: Lol

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"seyelephant60" wrote:

Would it be wrong to dtd in the hospital? hmmmm :huggles: Lol

I would do it! Do you know if that is allowed on bedrest?

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Thanks, Jenni! To be perfectly honest, something improved in the bedroom at 37 weeks. There is now NO fear of triggering labor. You should go have your Doc write a note for Matt at your appointment in a few days.

And Christina, good baby growing!!!!
and just make sure you don't accidentally hit the call button when DTD in that hospital bed:)