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I need to have a second ultrasound. That is NOT GOOD! It usually means something is/has gone wrong!!
I have an external measurement every time I get checked by my family doctor. Today was the first appointment with the OB/GYN, and he said that I was measuring large. He said it wasn't anything to worry about, and that he would schedule an ultrasound to see what was up. But I know from other people's experiences that a 2nd ultrasound is never good, it always means that something needs to be checked out. So, I am hoping that either the baby is a big one and I need a c-section, or that I am ahead of the game and the due date is wrong...and nothing else.
I gained 20 pounds since I saw my family MD 3 weeks ago, but this is mostly due to swelling...unless the baby is humungo already and has gained a whole bunch. But I had gained some and then lost some with swelling...it's the devil! I can't seem to win, no matter what I do.
In my heart of hearts, I think it's just that I am ahead of the dates they gave me. I don't know when I concieved, we had a lot of sex(hehe)...and the period I had at the end of January was only 2 days, really light, and more like spotting...which is unusal for me. So, I could have gotten pregnant BEFORE Valentine's day, instead of after. I am hoping and praying that is what it is. I WANT MY BABY TO BE FINE!
Although, the OB/GYN put the little monitor up there on my belly and took the heartbeat and said that baby looks PERFECT so I am happy. And he/she is moving around like nuts, so I am sure it is all okay.
And on the brighter side...we get to find out if we are having a boy or a girl! YAY!
I am sure everything is fine..they probably just want to check and see how big the little stinker is. I know that it is hard not to worry though. You better let us know if it is a boy or girl when you find out!
I was given a second ultrasound at 37 weeks to determine the size of the baby. They decided to induce the following week. Matt was 10 days early and still weighed 9 lbs 1 oz. They are probably just seeing how much weight the baby is gaining to make sure that 1) it isn't measuring way ahead of your due date and 2) that it isn't getting so big that you may have difficulty with delivery. I had Matt vaginal birth without needing a vacuum delivery. He had a really big head though. I did have an episiotomy after pushing an hour to no avail. I delivered him 10 minutes after the episiotomy.
I'm sure it will all be fine. Usually a second ultrasound is just to measure the baby again. Keep us posted.
Caitlin Rhian, Born Aug 26, 2006