I am now 19w6d. At 19w2d I had an appointment and she measured my fundal height at 25 weeks!!! This has NEVER happened to me before. She measured a few times to make sure it wasn't a mistake and, yup. I'm measuring 6 weeks ahead! I had a dating ultrasound at 9w6d and baby was measuring spot on. At 12w3d I had an NT scan, and baby was measuring 3 days ahead, but they said that's normal. If it was by 7 or more days, they'd change the due date. At my 16w appointment, she didn't measure fundal height. She said they normally don't measure fundal height until you're about 18-20 weeks.
She said it could be a number of things. 1-This is my 3rd pregnancy, and a lot of women tend to get bigger sooner after each baby. 2-Baby could have had a growth spurt. Not enough to measure a whole 6 weeks ahead, but it could contribute a little bit. 3-Baby is WAY high. She could feel baby right at the top of my uterus, and that was where LO's HB was.
She wasn't too worried, though. I have the anatomy scan tomorrow, so she marked in my records that I was measuring ahead and to make sure to check that out at the ultrasound too. She didn't seem too worried about it. They won't be changing my due date, even if baby is measuring bigger, because the most accurate dating was done at 9w6d. If baby is really big, I'll just have to be going in frequently for ultrasounds to track baby's growth and just take it ultrasound by ultrasound. We'll see how everything is tomorrow at the ultrasound!
Measuring at 25 weeks explains a lot, though. My belly has shifted dramatically since 17 weeks and this week I noticed I get out of breath easier.
We have figured out what we're going to do. Hubby has decided that we're going to find out the gender. As the date of the ultrasound got closer, he's been thinking more and more about it and decided we'll find out. If it is a boy, I do want to use the masculine name of her middle name as either first or middle name of baby, but hubby doesn't like it. We put trying to find boy names of her names on hold until we find out, because hubby thinks 1 million % that it's a girl, and he's not going along with ANY boy name right now! Lol.
Our ultrasound is tomorrow, so hopefully we have a cooperative baby! View Thread
DS-11/22/05 DS-11/19/07 BFP-10/21/12-DUE JULY 2ND 2013!! Think pink! :)
This is my 3rd pregnancy and STD testings have always been routine unless you specifically tell the doctor you don't want the STD testing. They don't ask you if you want them or not, they just do them. It's just a precaution no matter what, because if something is found, they need to take action for the health of mom and baby.
I was kind of..."offended" when they first did an STD screen when I was pregnant with my 1st because my husband is the only guy I've been with and he's only been with 2 others before me and always wore condoms and always had a clean bill of health in that area, so I was not worried about STDs. But when they told me it's routine for pregnant women not because they thought I had an STD, then I was ok with it. They just want to make sure everything is ok with mom and baby.View Thread
DS-11/22/05 DS-11/19/07 BFP-10/21/12-DUE JULY 2ND 2013!! Think pink! :)
We don't have anything baby related anymore. Our youngest is 5. He'll be almost 6 by the time baby gets here so everything we did have was outdated and recalled. We got rid of all that stuff a few years ago because we were moving and had no room to haul everything. Since I posted this, a friend gave us a brand new pack-n-play and my mom got us a crib. I have a few more gender neutral outfits, receiving blankets, and a diaper bag. I don't mind at all having a shower after the baby is born. Baby will get cuddled right up! I was just paranoid on the whole not being prepared when I posted it. I'm better now. Lol
BUT now I have another reason that I want to find out the gender. Our 20yr old niece died tragically in October. This baby was conceived the very week of her funeral after almost 2 years of trying with no result. The timing of it all was...I don't even know how to explain it. A life was taken and at the same time a life was given. We want to name the baby after our niece (her first name being baby's middle name if we have a girl). I'm thinking of my sister-in-law(niece's mom) and how she would feel about it. Hubby doesn't want to tell her, and I can see why. He doesn't want to tell her, then have her hopes up that her baby niece will be carrying on her daughter's name just to find out we have a boy. At the same time I'm thinking she needs to know of what we plan on doing, see how she takes it, see what she thinks, instead of having the baby be born, it is a girl, and we tell her out of the blue she's named after her passed daughter. I don't want to blind side her like that. So now the ONLY reason I want to find out the gender is so if it is a girl, we have time to talk to my sister in law about her name. She knows we're not finding out the gender, too, so she knows the possibility of another boy. But hubby still thinks even though she knows logically we aren't finding out, she'll still get her own hopes up for a girl to carry her daughter's name.
We found out the genders of our boys. This will be our last baby, and hubby doesn't want to find out the gender. He wants it a surprise when he/she is born. I totally understand that surprise factor, and it's an amazing thing! I'm not knockin' people down for going that route. But I'm an impatient person when it comes to stuff like that. PLUS, I've spent hours today in multiple stores looking for gender neutral stuff and this town SUCKS for it! It's nothing but pink/frilly stuff and blue/sports stuff. I was able to find 2 gender neutral outfits out of 5 different stores. Not joking. I like to be prepared and buy gender specific stuff before baby is here. I like to have the baby shower and let people know pink or blue to be prepared for the shower.
I'm letting him have this one, since he's so excited for a surprise right at one of the best moments of his life. I can't "argue" with him being so excited for it. But I can't help feel like we won't be ready for this baby because I can't find gender neutral clothing to last 4-6 weeks, let alone a week, until we can have a baby shower and do some major shopping after he/she is born.
I want to secretly find out and try and keep it from him so I won't ruin it for him, but I'd just feel bad like I betrayed him or something. I can't do that. Lol.
Any tips on preparing for a baby that you won't be finding out the sex and can't find any gender neutral clothing anywhere?? That's where I need the peace of mind.View Thread
If doctor isn't worried about it, you shouldn't be. WIC people are very strict and it seems like they have very different beliefs than doctors. I love the WIC program and all that they offer, but when it comes to certain things, I can't stand WIC. Lol
I am only supposed to gain 15lbs as well, and at 10w5d I've actually lost 8 pounds(which SHOCKED me!) due to morning sickness. WIC freaked, and my doctor said it isn't a dramatic loss and an ultrasound showed that baby is actually measuring bigger than where I'm at, so baby is fine. As long as I stay hydrated and continue to try and eat as much as I can when I feel sick, baby will be fine. If I continue to have morning sickness, then they're going to prescribe me something, but it's let up a lot lately. And my doctor said, too, that if I eat a healthier diet than I normally do, and still continue to lose weight, again, as long as it's not dramatic and I'm not limiting my caloric intake(just making it healthier), everything will be fine.
Hi! Creepin' from 1st tri! It's normal to want the opposite sex of what you already have. I have 2 boys, and after my 1st, I wanted a girl the 2nd time around. But even right from the beginning I felt as if it were another boy. Now with #3, of course I want a girl, but I have it in my mind that we're going to have nothing but boys. I won't know the gender of baby for awhile yet because I'm only 10w5d. But I'm not leaning towards a gender this time. I already have 2 boys, eventually I would like to have a girl, but if it's not in my cards, I'm ok with it. Like I said, I already have it in my head we're having nothing but boys, so if we get told baby #3 is another boy, I won't be let down thinking it was a girl. I have myself believing so much that this one is another boy, that if...IF we get told it's a girl, I will be shocked and I have no idea how I will react.
If you aren't done with your family after this baby, and if it is another girl, I would recommend getting a book on the Shettles method for your next LO. I read it and we practiced it to try for a girl, but the funny thing with this baby is, is that we stopped trying and stopped tracking my cycles to have a break, and I ended up pregnant, so I can't even try and "predict" the gender by going on when we conceived and my ovulation date. Lol