I had a appointment with the MFM yesterday. I was all happy and cheerful that the contractions are slowing down and generally feeling better. But it had to be short lived. After the ultrasound he told me that he was concerned as he was in the 9th percentile. He said that his head measurement and femur were average, but the abdomen was very small. He also said it could be due to the CDH and the stomach being removed. My head was just spinning. I was okay as long as he was talking about it. But on my chart he wrote down IUGR and it scared me.
Now all babies need to be a good size, this little one more so. I loved modern medicine and all, and that is the reason that we will all get to enjoy our warriors. But the amount of guesswork before birth is just so confusing. Some days I think, that if he just comes out, we can know everything. I don’t know, maybe that will be hard in its own way.
For now, I have weekly NST’s, BPP, AFI index measurement and weekly OB and High risks appointments. Enough to keep a girl occupied. So I go on Monday for my NST and OB visit. Will update then.
I do hope it is just skewed measurement and not true IUGR. Because sometimes IUGR means induced early delivery and he really needs to bake, this little one.