Wednesday, February 25, 2009

OB Appointment #9

Today I had an OB appointment. I am currently 31 1/2 weeks. Just did the basics-weight, BP, pulse, pee in a cup. My weight is 118 lbs so I am up a little. Dr. F checked Carleigh's heartrate and it was great! She even kicked the doppler and she had to start over. I had to chuckle. I am still measuring small. My fundal height is 27.5 cm, which would equal me measuring about 4 weeks behind. (Fundal height should closely match your baby's gestational age. So, for example, if you're 24 weeks pregnant, your fundal height should be 24 cm.) I'm a little concerned that Carleigh might not be growing well but I'm going to wait until the next appointment to see if I stay the same or fall even further behind. IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) can happen with babies with anencephaly but other things can also cause it like abnormalities in the placenta. So if things aren't looking any better by the next appointment I think I may request an ultrasound. Although, it is hard to measure her size since they can't really do brain and head measurements. If Carleigh does have IUGR it may mean I would need to deliver her a little earlier than what I would want. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. I'm going to try and up my calorie intake to see if that will help at all. Let's just hope heartburn doesn't increase too.


Brooks said...

I know all about taking in extra calories! I'm sure she's healthy and doing great. We know she's certainly fiesty.

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