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September 28th, 2009, 04:03 PM
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I had my perinatologist appointment today. I said to nobody in particular "I HATE this fa king room ..." before he came in (same room as when he couldn't find Noah's heartbeat), of course always expecting the worst news.

So he came in, shook my hand, asked me how I was feeling for 28 weeks along. He asked if I had my GTT and I told him that I did and that I failed both the 1-hr and 3-hr tests, then he started measuring Pippi. He said that there was slightly too much amniotic fluid AND that she was measuring in at 3 lbs. and 4 (or 14, can't remember now) ounces ... that puts her at 32 weeks gestational age instead of the 28 weeks gestational age she REALLY is.

So I asked if any of this was reason to be concerned, and he said "no, the measurements make sense based on your telling me you have GD." I told him I'm meeting w/ the diabetes mgmt ctr on Thursday, to which he replied that in just about all cases of GD, the baby's measurements stabilize when the mother's blood sugar level is regulated and that he expects that will be the case with me / Pippi. He was not at all otherwise concerned and even pointed out to me that everything about her looks just fine ... but that now, he wants to see me once a week!

I know freaking out isn't going to change the situation, but now her size and making sure it's properly stabilized is just something NEW to worry about.

What does a normal pregnancy feel like? Anyone? Anyone??
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September 29th, 2009, 08:51 PM
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Oh geez Barb....if I were you I'd be worried too. Of course I know they can help you and all but I totally understand.

They told us at our 32 week ultrasound that she was 4 pounds 5 ounces already and at 28 weeks they said she was 2 pounds 1 ounce. I felt like what the heck...I thought she shouldn't weigh 4 pounds for another couple weeks! So now in my mind I keep on getting scared she's going to be too big, etc. Anything to worry about...you know? Ugh!

I hope they are able to do all they can to help stabilize her size now.
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September 30th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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Geez Bonnie --- size is now a worry for you, too! This is just ridiculous. I envy those pregnant women who are blissfully naive to anything wrong with their pregnancies. I was once there. I wish I could go back to it

I have my 1st appointment w/ the diabetes management center tomorrow ... I am hoping and praying that all goes well with Pippi's health and well being, my health and well-being, my friggin' sanity (lol).
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September 30th, 2009, 08:12 AM
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I'm sorry you're having to deal with a new worry. I hope that after meeting with the diabetes management center and getting all of that taken care of Pippi's measurements get back on track.
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September 30th, 2009, 08:17 AM
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My friend had GD with her last pregnancy and her daughter was born at 35 weeks weighing just over 8lbs and she is perfectly healthy. It is a worry though, hope the appointment with the diabetes management centre goes well hun.

Bonnie 4lbs is average for 32 weeks, some will be less some more. I'd say she's bang on target for weight gain hun xx
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September 30th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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(((hugs)))

The worst case scenario for a big baby is a c-section, maybe a little close monitoring after birth for the baby's blood sugar level, but if you get yours under control now by the time she is born it will be okay.

This sitehas a lot of great information about GD. Even if you aren't a plus-size pregnancy the content is excellent.
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September 30th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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I had a similar problem with Owen's weight, well his belly size was the real issue and it was massive compared to his other measurements. After getting my gd under control it helped a lot and he ended up being 7 1/2 lbs when they thought he would be well over 9 lbs when I was first diagnosed. The extra worries are hard when you are worried enough already. I hope your meeting goes well.
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