Monday, November 24, 2008

24 Weeks...or am I???

Ok, so get a load of this.

I had my 24 week OB check this afternoon. What I haven't mentioned to any of you, but of course did mention to the nurse and doctor, is that I've been having some contractions lately. Nothing major, maybe one every 4-5 days, until this last weekend when I had 3 on Saturday. It's not painful, and doesn't cause me any problems, and after reading about it in my pregnancy books, I really wasn't that alarmed by it. The doctor today wasn't that concerned about it either, but did give me a little card that has the signs of pre-term labor, and should I experience those, I need to call the office. He checked my cervix anyway, and nothing's happening there.

Anyway, it is beginning at this appointment that the doctor measures my belly to see how big my uterus is. Much to my (and shall I say the doctor's) surprise, I'm measuring 30 weeks along! Good gravy, no wonder I feel so huge!! I am huge!!! We're talking SIX weeks bigger than I should be!!! HELLO! So, after some nervous laughter, and after the doctor asks "Is there only one in there??", I asked him "What does this mean?!" So he first checked the dates, to make sure my due date is right. It is. I then mentioned that my son was 9 pounds at birth, and he said I could be growing another extra healthy baby. OR, he said, it could be extra fluid. Whatever the case may be, I am scheduled for a sonogram next Monday morning to try to determine why the heck I'm so large. The doctor said that extra fluid could be a sign of gestational diabetes, and with already having had one larger baby, apparently that's two strikes against me there. So when I go in next Monday for the sono, I'll also do the glucose test.

I certainly don't feel like there is any cause for concern at all. The doctor didn't seem that way, or say anything to make me feel as if there is. Sure, diabetes is certainly not something I want for this pregnancy, but I would take it to save the baby from some other kind of problem this might be, if it's a problem at all.

Hey, I grow big babies. We'll just leave it at that.

1 comment:

  1. YIKES! If it makes you feel any better I have been having contractions since I was somewhere in the mid 20ish weeks and I am now 33 weeks. Keep me posted as to what you find out!