Time to Update Please

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Time to Update Please
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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 9:22pm

Hi Ladies,

Please update us and let us know how you're doing.

Rose

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2006
Fri, 05-13-2011 - 2:44pm

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:

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sun, 05-15-2011 - 4:44pm
Hi Krista,

Since your dr didn't say anything about your baby's growth, it's probably a nonissue. You may want to ask your dr if you're still concerned. I don't know how big a baby is supposed to be at 20 weeks, so I don't know how much smaller your baby is. Hopefully, someone else will have more information for you.

Did you find out your baby's sex?

Rose

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-20-2006
Tue, 05-17-2011 - 2:59pm

Rose,

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!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2005
Fri, 05-20-2011 - 8:35am

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?


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-23-2007
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 7:41am
Hi,
I am a lurker here for a long time since 2008 C/s with DS & now a frequent lurker due to PG#2 EDD Oct 24, 2011. I do enjoy reading the positive birth stories as I am planning on trying VBAC for this little one. I may not respond much here, but every birth story is a real inspiration.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 7:26pm
Thank you for coming out of lurkdom. :) Please let us know how you are doing and if there is anything we can do to help you.

Rose