Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12th Percentile, 28 Weeks

We had another growth scan yesterday, and the news is not great.  My baby has dropped from the 20th percentile 2 weeks ago, to the 16th.  She only gained 4 ounces in that time.  My pregnancy phone apps says she should weight 2.25 to 2.9 lbs by now, but we're sitting at 1 lb, 13 ounces (1.8 lbs?), according to yesterday's measurements. That scares me so much.

The plan is to be seen weekly by MFM for a while, though my next growth scan won't be until the day after Christmas.  I'm to rest when I can, and eat as healthy as I can... as if I wasn't doing that already.

She is still moving a lot, and her heart looks good.  Her placenta has also cleared the 2 cm mark away from my cervix, which is what they wanted to see.  I think it's something like 2.4 cm away.  At least there is SOME good news.

I'm so scared, I'm depressed, the quality of my sleep is going downhill, and I'm carrying around a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders.  I really want to not be so worried, because I know that doesn't do either of us any good, but today I don't have much energy to fight it.

Tomorrow I have a meeting schedule with my bosses and one of my coworkers about the plan for getting her ready to cover for me while I'm gone.  I just don't want to deal with it, but I know I need to.


  1. I don't know much about these things, but I can understand your worry. I'll be sending lots of good thoughts to you and baby girl. Hang in there.

  2. Oh bummer. Take a deep breath and hopefully it will all be all right. Perhaps you are having a skinny mini baby who is just meant to be petite and she'll get caught up soon (and my skinny mini 4 year old continues to boggle my mind, until I realize she's a mini-version of her grandma and doesn't take after me at all yet). Hoping for all the best for you both!

  3. Sorry to hear this scary news. Im hoping things improve for your little one and she grows grow grow! Good luck speaking with your boss!