Please update us and let us know how you're doing.
Here's my update, and I'll admit I'm selfishly looking for some reassurance here...
Name: Krista, with 4yr old daughter, and my 18mo VBAC baby boy!
Due Date: September 30 (just now hitting the 20-week mark)
My news: I had my 20wk u/s yesterday which is always exciting. I was especially anxious about it, just because I've been feeling like I need extra reassurance that everything is okay. It seems I'm extra paranoid this time because 1) with 2 healthy children, I feel like I'm due something 'wrong', and 2) I'm so busy taking care of the other 2, I'm not really taking as good care of myself as I have in the past.
So, in short, the u/s looked good overall, but the technician did say the baby was measuring at just 9oz which is small for 20 weeks. She told me I need to eat "better". But I don't need to be concerned.
Well, of course, now I'm concerned! I don't eat junk food, fast food, any of that. But I'm not good about regular meals, mostly I skip dinner altogether. I'm certainly not starving myself so I'm worried that food has nothing to do with this! And now I'm wondering how 'stunted' growth might be, and can I really make up for it by eating more, or eating better?!
What are your guys' thoughts on this? I know this is just a kick in the butt to try to pay a little more attention to me and the baby in the upcoming months, but what kind of damage might already have been done? Or is this all just a non-event? I have to admit, my doctor didn't say a word about it at my appt immediately following the u/s. So is this just more paranoia on my part?!
Can't wait to hear from all you mommy experts... :smileyhappy:
Thanks for the repsonse. I guess the average weight at the 20wk point is 10.5 oz, and my little one is only 9oz. But averages are just that, so I need to not get obsessed about it. Also, actual weight calculations are estimates in an u/s.
We are not finding out the sex this time around. I'm already blessed with a girl and boy (we found out for both of those) so this one is going to be a Birth Day Surprise!
I know it's easier said than done but if the technician said not to worry, I would try to listen to that. How are you feeling?