Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Baby Update

I had a routine doctor appointment for the baby yesterday. I am measuring small, so he ordered an ultrasound for the next time I come in, which will be August 25. I did some research on the internet, actually, it landed in my inbox and according to "Measuring small for dates means your fundal height is more than 2 centimeters shorter than what's normal for your stage of pregnancy. Your practitioner will probably order an ultrasound to confirm your due date, in case you're not as far along as you thought, and to rule out problems such as intrauterine growth restriction and too little amniotic fluid.

Being small of stature or having well-conditioned abdominal muscles can give you a smaller initial fundal measurement. Or you may have a small, perfectly healthy baby. Some babies are small because their parents are small. But if your baby isn't growing as he should be, you'll have another ultrasound in a few weeks to check on his growth, and frequent monitoring to assess his well-being."

It's funny that I measured small because I have started to feel quite large, at least in the bottom department! And my due date did get moved up a week, so maybe I'm not as small as he thinks. The baby is moving a lot lately. It has become my favorite activity to just lay or sit and feel him move. At church on Sunday, my belly was hopping all over the place with kicks. He also wakes me in the middle of the night with movements. I don't remember that with Sage or Kolby, should I be nervous?!

I'm 25 weeks now, officially in the sixth month, time to pre-register at the hospital and take a tour. All of a sudden, I am worried that I won't like the hospital and how they do things. Room in vs. not room in. Baby going to the nursery right away or staying with me right away.

Having a baby, there are so many unknowns and things to worry or be concerned about. All I can do is keep praying and trust that God has me where he wants me, like all of life!


  1. You don't need to be nervous that you didn't feel your other boys at night as much as this one. The midwife told me last year that how much you feel your baby depends on how the baby is positioned. If he is positioned facing your back, then you don't feel as much because he is punching and kicking your internal organs. If he is facing front then you feel everything. I'm glad Edourad was pretty low key (at least that is what they said on the news), and I hope the ultrasound goes well.

  2. Wow, I bet that's a little unnerving to be told the baby is small and to feel like things are "different" somehow. It's good that they are checking things out, but this could all be very, very normal. I'm really glad you are focusing on trusting the Lord and not stressing. Keep it up!

  3. Hi Kristy, I feel the same way sometimes -- there are so many unknowns and things we can worry about. You are right when you say to keep praying and trust God. =)

  4. I bet everything is just fine! My due dates are usually off a little bit... I never know exactly when i get preggo. With my 4th they moved my due date back by a week when I was already in the 30's... I wasn't thrilled. Ha!


  5. I am sure it will all be ok! Be prepared with a birth plan and you should be able to do whatever you want! Remember they are there to work for you- not you working for them!


  6. I bet things are great - look at it as another great opportunity to see a picture of him and his precious little body!

  7. glad you're enjoying the little things, like all the belly bouncing!


  8. I measured small with my second girl and everything was fine with her. They moved my due date back a week and she was born on the original due date and was small: 6lb 8oz. She is still a peanut. It was nerve wracking until I had the ultrasound, but chances are your little guy is just fine.

  9. That whole belly measuring system is so not an exact science. My doctor even said so with Klaire. I measured 2 weeks small with Klaire at one point and she was 8 lbs 2 oz and 6 days early. I'm sure he's just fine! Maybe you should eat some more ice cream. :) I'm excited about your number 3!


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