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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15446 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting marissa♥:" Not if he has BEEN behind like she says. His head measuring that small is a sign maybe the baby isn't growing just as he should be."

I had that response typed for a few minutes and had to go get LO out of the dog food. Hit post when I came back so I didn't see the part about the head being 6 weeks behind.

user banned Due April 8; 1 child; Washington 11352 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" I had that response typed for a few minutes and had to go get LO out of the dog food. Hit post when I came back so I didn't see the part about the head being 6 weeks behind."

Ooops, alright.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
7th Dec '12

if I'm looking at your scan correctly, it appears he is frank breech.. which may be the cause of his size.. and may be not only discouraging now, but after birth.



my first son was complete breech, and stuck between the opening of my ribs.. didn't make for a fun surgery..



best of luck to you mama and your sweet little miracle!

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" That doesn't sound weird to you? They grow about a pound a week at that stage. So at 40 weeks, by your U/S weight guess, he would be 7-8lbs."</blockquote>



If he hadn't been measuring behind, then I wouldn't think twice about it. He's growing about 1 week for every 3 weeks.

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
7th Dec '12

good luck :)
doctors never said one word about how much she'd probably weigh.
never did with my first eithre so, my daughter was 10 days early and weight 7.9 oz

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
7th Dec '12

7.9 lbs i mean

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
7th Dec '12

You still have almost a month before you are even due. Your baby could gain 4 pounds in that time and be perfectly fine. Hell even just 2 pounds would be considered "normal". You act like you are real upset that you are having your baby early, when youve posted before that you want it to come early so you can claim it on taxes next year. I hope your baby turns and doesnt come out until Jan

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Patti.:</b>" You still have almost a month before you are even due. Your baby could gain 4 pounds in that time and ... [snip!] ... that you want it to come early so you can claim it on taxes next year. I hope your baby turns and doesnt come out until Jan "</blockquote>




:!:

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Patti.:" You still have almost a month before you are even due. Your baby could gain 4 pounds in that time and ... [snip!] ... that you want it to come early so you can claim it on taxes next year. I hope your baby turns and doesnt come out until Jan "


I'm upset because I'm going to, more than likely, have to have a c-section. And for the fact that he is small. Can you read or comprehend what is being said? He is being taken early, REGARDLESS if he is breech or not. He is being taken early because of lack of growth. The fact the he is breech just means I will have a c-section, instead of an induction.



And he's not gaining weight. If he were gaining weight, a c-section or induction wouldn't even be talked about right now. My uterus is measuring 3 weeks behind and has been for the past 2 visits, his head and legs are measuring 31 weeks, and he's only estimated to weigh 4.2 lbs. It's obvious he isn't growing as he should in the uterus and would be better off outside, where he can get the proper nutrition he needs.



And I wanted him to come a few days early. Not two weeks. But I'm not going to argue about it...

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I'm upset because I'm going to, more than likely, have to have a c-section. And for the fact that he ... [snip!] ... proper nutrition he needs. And I wanted him to come a few days early. Not two weeks. But I'm not going to argue about it..."


If its induction or c section, insist on induction. The worst that will happen is it ends in a c section, but at least you tried everything in your power to avoid it

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting j0des(+2):" if I'm looking at your scan correctly, it appears he is frank breech.. which may be the cause of his ... [snip!] ... stuck between the opening of my ribs.. didn't make for a fun surgery.. best of luck to you mama and your sweet little miracle!"


I bet! Little one has his little butt dropped into the birth canal, instead of his head, and one of his feet are sticking straight up by his head and has been this way since my 20 week ultrasound. I just KNEW he was head down from all the pressure and pain, but......Nope! The exact opposite.



I'm feeling a little better about the surgery, though. I've been told that a lot of doctors around here are all for VBAC, which is what I was concerned about regarding the surgery. I'm just ready to see my boy and know he is healthy! Even if he's little...

user banned Indiana 33802 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I'm upset because I'm going to, more than likely, have to have a c-section. And for the fact that he ... [snip!] ... proper nutrition he needs. And I wanted him to come a few days early. Not two weeks. But I'm not going to argue about it..."


I know how to read just fine. This is the first time Ive seen you mention anything about your baby not gaining weight.
An estimated weight is exactly that.....an estimate that can be wrong in either direction. Have you had multiple ultra sounds to monitor his weight? It could be that hes just a small baby.



You got all excited when your doctor told you a couple months ago (or whenever) that he was thinking around Christmas. You got so excited because you wanted to be able to claim him on taxes.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7869 posts
7th Dec '12
Quoting Patti.:" I know how to read just fine. This is the first time Ive seen you mention anything about your baby not ... [snip!] ... (or whenever) that he was thinking around Christmas. You got so excited because you wanted to be able to claim him on taxes."


It's easy to get excited about having my son a few days early, when you aren't aware that they are having growth issues. If I thought that keeping him in until after my due date would make a difference, tax money wouldn't even be in the idea. I'm excited to meet him and have him, finally, regardless of taxes or not. And honestly, who wouldn't want to have their baby 3 or 4 days early so you can claim them, if the baby is healthy and fine? That just means you get to have your baby and get a little extra back for taxes to take care of some things that need to be taken care of. Though, I'm assuming you're insinuating that I shouldn't be upset because I was willing to put his health in "jeopardy" for money, anyway?



And my uterus measured 31 weeks, when I was 33. And then 32 weeks, when I was 35. So, my doctor ordered a growth ultrasound that I had today. He was behind a little at my 20 week ultrasound, but they weren't concerned since it was early on. In the ultrasound today, his head and legs only measured 31 weeks, even though I am 36 weeks and a few days. My doctor is monitoring his growth for the next week (plus, some sort of oxygen monitor?) and will decide Friday what day he wants to induce(if he were to somehow turn) or schedule a c-section. I'm assuming he feels that the baby isn't getting enough through the umbilical cord, but I can't be for sure about anything until Tuesday and Friday when I see him again.

Jan.2013Momma Due July 27; 1 child; Fountain valley, CA, United States 824 posts
7th Dec '12

Dont know if this has already been said but they can turn your baby manually at 37/38 weeks so you dont have to get a c-section. However if it is because he is small that is a different story.

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7th Dec '12

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