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June 8th, 2011, 01:59 PM
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I haven't been around much this week because we moved and I just now got internet back, YAY! I've been going crazy without it lol
anyway, I had an appt today with the MFMS.
there are a couple things they are concerned about now, I'm 19weeks today so i thought things would get easier.. ugh no. Babies aren't growing like they should. it's not twin to twin because they are both the same size, measuring 9oz right now which they said was about 5 days behind. he said it's not terrible but it's not what they like to see at this point. I had a feeling something was up with their growth because between the last 2 appts they only gained an oz. 4oz to 5oz but they told me it was still normal at that "early".. but now they are concerned.

Then they saw a cyst on baby B's brain :-/ he said it could be a marker but since my first trimester screening came back with good results he's not completely worried. I declined an amnio anyway because it wouldn't make a difference.. he said 99% of the time they go away so we will just see.

I have a level 2 u/s in 2 weeks to get more info and really hope these babies pick up with their growth speed. I'm so nervous about this pregnancy anyway and this just made it worse.

I had started feeling them a little more too but the last few days wasn't so much. I know people say at this stage it's not regular yet but it's still unnerving.. so now i'm sooo anxious to feel them more to make sure they are growing and moving around. As i sit here typing this i have felt a couple kicks which definitely reassures me but still..

any one else have slow growing babies in the beginning? I'm hoping either the machine was off today or my babies are just small. I had my son at 36w 5d and he was 6lbs so I don't think he would have been big if he was full term.. wishful thinking lol
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June 8th, 2011, 03:29 PM
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I know pregnancy can be scary when things like this come up. Hopefully the babies are doing well and are either just going to be small or their measurements are off some (everyone kept drilling into me that they are just estimates!). I will be keeping you all in my prayers and hoping that the next 2 weeks goes by fast for you before the next appt .... and that the cyst resolves itself too!
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June 8th, 2011, 03:56 PM
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As Rae said, they are just estimates. I was also told that my girls were growing slowly and they were guessing that they would be around 3 lbs (when I delivered at 38w) but they ended up being 5lb 4oz and 5lb 10oz. (My single babies were 6lb 5oz, 7lb 7oz and 7lb 9oz). Unless their growth is discordant, I don't think there's a whole lot you can do to fatten them up anyway I remember asking my doc if I should just deliver early since they weren't growing well and he assured me that they were better off inside! You're doing great, just keep growing those babies!

As for the cyst, Choroid Pluxus Cysts really are pretty common (okay, so 3% doesn't sound like that many but my 5 yo had one and she's fine!). Many times, the tech/doc doesn't even mention it to the parents, as they typically resolve themselves. Here's some more info Choroid Plexus Cyst | The Facts About Choroid Plexus Cysts | BabyZone

Sending you lots of P&PT!
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June 8th, 2011, 05:54 PM
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thank you so much ladies.. I posted this in my DDC too and most of the ladies were saying that 9oz wasn't so bad for 19 weeks anyway so i'm hoping that they are a little bigger in 2 weeks so that the docs don't worry so much.. it's just hard not to worry right when you're told something you weren't expecting.. i'm feeling a lot better about it now :-)
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June 8th, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Praying for you that your next appt goes well!

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June 8th, 2011, 09:54 PM
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They told me that my girls had abnormally large heads and short femurs and that they weren't growing well enough. . .at 38 weeks I gave birth two a 6lb7 oz and 6lb7.5oz baby. . . .obviously they were growing just fine. And they are not disproportionate, they're just short (21 percentile for length) lol

Keep growing those babies, you're doing great!
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June 9th, 2011, 08:59 AM
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Will be praying for you and the babes and that the next appt goes well!

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June 11th, 2011, 02:17 PM
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I wouldn't count on the u/s size estimates either. Mine were both supposed to be 8 pounders but were born at 6 lb 11 oz and 5 lb 5 oz, because they were so long and skinny. I think you are doing fine and will really enjoy the level II u/s.

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