Friday, April 01, 2005

Well today I had a check up for Miss Madison! They found her heartbeat but it was hard because she kept moving around. One problem that came up was I am only measuring 27 weeks when I should be measuring 30 weeks. I go back on April 15th and if I am not measuring what I am supposed to be then I will have a sonogram to make sure she is ok. She is very active so we are sure everything is ok, she is just on the small size. Hopefully she wont get too big. If she does then we will have to talk to the doctor about possible options. One possibility that came up today was if they think she is bigger than Emma was then it is possible I might have a c-section. We will have to see what happens. I will let you all know what happens on the 15th.

2 Comments:

Chris said...

As any responsible parent would be I was concerned about the measurement discrepancy, but I found this:

It may be that you do not carry a lot of fluid around your baby, making you appear smaller even though your baby is the right size. Your height, shape and abdominal muscles can all affect the measurement as well as the fact that babies grow at slightly different rates and are measured against averages. Some babies appear small for a while and then have a growth spurt.

So, that was very reassuring, particularly the first part about the amount of fluid. Of course we'll be on the lookout for anything unusual and you can bet we'll be calling the doctor at the drop of a hat just to be safe. I'm sure evertying will be fine though! :-)

Bonnie said...

You remind me of a certain husband I... have. Goes and researches the crap out of anything unusual, health-wise, till he probably knows more about my health stuff than I do. You guys...