Thursday, May 10, 2012

Update - baby drama


So I got to my ultrasound this afternoon. The first thing the tech said was “Do you think he has turned?” I said “No, his head is right here”, and I pointed. I was right! Still breech.

Then the measurements started. I knew right away we had an issue. I am 36w2d and the measurements were rolling in primarily around 32-34 weeks, I saw one at 29w5d (that was the head).

We waited 30 minutes between the ultrasound and my visit with the NP. I think they were talking the whole time, going over my scan. My husband also saw the small measurements and said “I think you’re going to go over your due date because he’s so small.” I didn’t have the heart to tell him what I thought was probably coming!

Basically, we got the c-section talk, and the early baby talk. The NP didn’t want to speak for my OB, but said that the baby hasn’t grown much and is still measuring small. Basically, it might be better to get him out earlier so he can breastfeed, than keep him inside where he’s not growing well.

My OB is going to call me tomorrow with a plan. Options range from “let’s do another growth scan later and decide then” to “I’m sending you for a level 2 ultrasound for better measurements” to “let’s do an amnio to check lung function and deliver early”.

I asked a ton of questions. I verified that we’re still thinking small baby not birth defects or something’s really wrong here. The NP said that if I were 30 weeks and we were seeing such a slow down in growth, she’d be very concerned. But since I’m over 36, there’s not much to worry about.

I wasn’t surprised by anything they said. My husband, on the other hand, was a little shocked to hear we may be having this baby SOON.

UPDATE: The doctor’s office just called. I’m to go in for a non-stress test tomorrow morning and meet with my OB afterwards. I’ll keep you posted!

8 comments:

Crazy Twin Momma said...

I had a baby who was delivered early due to being small. He was my twin B and at 37 wks he was 5lb 6oz and 2.5 lbs smaller than his twin! He did well from day one. No health problems, no nicu and he's been healthy as can be for the last 3 years! Don't stress, enjoy your night, and know that maybe you are very close to meeting your little man.

Nisha said...

Oh my! I'm sure everything will be fine, but I'm sure you're worried. Sounds like they've got everything covered though and you're in good hands. Good luck!

TurtleMama said...

Hmm - do they think the placenta is just not doing the job as well as it could be? It's great you are 36 weeks and the lungs are probably good to go. He might be a little small now, but I am sure he will catch up without a problem. Keep us posted!

TurtleMama said...

Also regarding your previous post, I haven't told anyone about the circumcision thing, because I pretty much know what the general reaction is going to be. People need to be a little more open minded! Cloth diapering is cool! So much better than it used to be. Just do your own thing and don't worry about it:)

My New Normal said...

Obviously you need to listen to your doctor's advice and you and your husband need to make the ultimate decision.

I'm no expert and don't have all the information, but reading this hits a nerve for me. If it were me, I'd be leaning towards getting that baby out of there now, even if it does mean a c-section.

Please know I'm not trying to scare you and huge apologies if I did.

Stacy said...

My son was born at 36 weeks and was fine. I wouldn't worry, my doc will deliver after 34 weeks if there are problems b/c they tend to do so well. Hang in there : )

mare said...

thinking of you today. keep us posted. sending prayers for baby boy and parents. xoxo.

Alex said...

Thinking of you as you go to your NST. I know this is a little concerning, but all will be fine! Just go with what the doc's think, and think about hugging that little baby boy!!!