I am terrified, ladies.
I had my follow-up anatomy scan yesterday. While there is some good news in that her heart and organs and whatnot still look good, and her placenta is really close to being the minimum of 2 cm away from my cervix that they like to see, there was some not-so-good news, too.
Baby girl is small for her gestational age, she's only in the 8th percentile. The MFM doc said a lot of things when he was talking to me about it, but the only two things that stick out in my mind are the words "8th percentile" and "increased risk of stillbirth". My husband reminded me this morning that he did mention that sometimes before the baby reaches a certain size, measurements can be effected by angle and position and whatnot. I go back in three-weeks for a follow-up ultrasound.
My job, for the moment, is to stay the heck off of google and stop trying to read about IUGR, which was not at all mentioned by the doctor, but the product of my own stupid searching. And to stop panicking, as there's not a damn thing I can do at this point. I'm working on that one.