So I'm 37 weeks and three days. Yup...I'm feeling ready.
I'm nesting like Cuh-RAZY. Running around like I'm on super speed, cleaning, organizing, crafting, errands., yardwork. My poor plants really suffered under the hand of my nesting. They are virtually stubs. Really. Ah, well. What doesn't kill 'em will make them stronger, right? Hopefully. :/
Anywho...a few weeks ago at my OB, she said I was measuring small and even though I tend to measure just a touch on the small side with all my babes, she wanted to get an ultrasound to make sure. So off I went to get an ultrasound. The tech said that she was measuring just fine, only a few days shy of her due date. Turns out my doctor's nurse sent me to the wrong ultrasound place and they didn't run the right screenings that my doctor was looking for. So...at my appointment last week, she said I was still measuring really small and sent me off again. Well this time, I couldn't get in for a week. So I went in yesterday to get another ultrasound, at the right place. They did a much more lengthy ultrasound, gathering lots more information and numbers and asked me all the stats on the first three babes...sizes, dates, measurements...whew, I could barely remember everything! :/
Well anyway, after the ultrasound they said that based on their screenings and my doctor's concern that they would like to monitor me 2-3 times a week until I deliver. I asked why and what they found. They said that jelly bean is smaller compared to my other babes, but not bad. Still on a normal track. However, my amniotic fluids are measuring high. Huh? I asked what it meant and she spouted off some numbers and my numbers. I asked what it could be concern for and she was very vague and said something about irritation of the uterus and then just brushed it off on doctor's orders. Well my first thought was, of course there's uterus irritation, I've got a BABY growing in there. Harhar...I was pleased with my witty little line in my head. Then I made a mental note to check into this whole high fluid level thing later. I understood why she couldn't explain any more to me, and I appreciated it. She's not a doctor, not a nurse. She's a technician. I've had technicians speak out of line to me before and I was not a happy momma. One technician told me with one of the boys that I was going to need a C-section and I'd be on bed rest from 18 weeks until delivery. She was wrong. Very wrong. And had me practically chewing my fingers off with anxiety. So I am just fine waiting to speak to my doctor.
Well when I got home, I decided to do a little research on my own and while I was at it I measured myself to see how much smaller we were talking. I always measure one to two centimeters smaller, which isn't a big deal. I am measuring 27-29 and obviously should be measuring 37ish. :/ So I guess that is smaller. Then I learned that the term for high amniotic fluid levels is Polyhydramnios. Now, I haven't talked to my doctor about everything yet, this is just me reading things that are scary. But apparently less than 8% of pregnancies have polyhydramnios and 20% of babies born have some sort of issue or problem. So I'm sitting over here, kinda freaking out but trying to play it cool. And reminding myself that when I don't trust God, I am not believing in who He is.
So that's that. I'm nervous, but God is bigger than my anxiety. And He's awesome. And jelly bean is gearing up to be one of the cutest babies ever and she has some big old kissers. ;) Her nose looks kinda like a witch nose in that top picture, but it didn't look like that in any other picture. So we're just gonna go ahead and say that's not her good side. :)