So I had a mammoth trip to outpatients yesterday - saw the perinatal psych team, the OB and had an ultrasound, and some of it went well, some of it not so well. The psych lady was lovely, they're helping put a plan in place for the next few weeks and after bub is born to help me cope mentally coz as I'm sure you all know better than anyone all this vomiting is pretty hard on the mental stamina!
Then I saw the OB. Not so great. He has decided that baby is actually not due the 20 June, she's due 28 June as one of my early scans said 28 June. Never mind that I am 100% certain about my dates and that every other scan has said the 20th. So he's booked the induction in for 17 June, which is a whole week longer than what we initially agreed
Not happy! On the one hand, at least now it's a concrete booking so one way or another, that's the last possible day I'll have to be pregnant, but it's way later than we discussed, and I'm anxious about that on so many levels. Firstly, my last labour was less than an hour, so I'm terrified that if I go into labour spontaneously, I'll end up giving birth on the bathroom floor at home coz even the OB agrees that things are likely to be pretty quick. Secondly, my only spontaneous labour was 38+2 and the others were all induced prior to this so there's a good chance that I won't make the induction date which would make me 39+4 by my dates. Thirdly, my last bub had a fairly rare complication during delivery in that her cord was too short for her to be delivered so the midwife literally had to put her hand up and cut it while DD was still in the birth canal as bub was in distress and the placenta had started to abrupt. Had I not been in hospital when that happened, we would have lost her, and given how quick the labour was, I would never have made it there in time. And on top of all that, my support person is flying over from NZ so we need to book flights, but I am almost 100% certain that bub will be here by the date the OB has booked which makes it damn near impossible to know when to fly her over. If he'd gone with the 10th as originally discussed, the chances of me going into spontaneous labour would be pretty low.
Then we had a row about the HG coz I pointed out that I'd be coming in every few days for fluids and he was like 'is that really necessary?' I refrained from slapping him, but instead pointed out that my bloods show my kidneys have been seriously out of whack, and spilling ketones, so yeah, it kind of is necessary. Not to mention the laundry list of meds I'm on.
So anyway, after all that, I went across to have my ultrasound and what do you know, baby is measuring 30+4 approx which is far more concordant with my dates (which put me at 30 weeks exactly yesterday) than his which put me at 28+6. The sonographer even said 'if this is a 28-weeker, she's going to be huge!'. Approx weight at this stage is 3lb8oz. I was so tempted to go wave that under the OBs nose... I have another ultrasound in 4 weeks. The stupid thing is the OB is happy to induce earlier if she is measuring big for dates, yet he won't believe me that she's actually a week further along than he thinks. It's physically impossible for me to have conceived when his dates say I did - it would mean I got a BFP the day after conception
Anyway, congrats if you're still awake! I nearly cried when I saw my little girl up on the screen - it's finally starting to sink in that there's a baby in there and not just some parasite lol. She has chubby little cheeks, so cute
DD 28/02/03 HG 8-20 weeks
MCDA twin DDs 14/10/06 HG 6 weeks - delivery via induction at 36+5
DD 09/07/08 HG 6 weeks - delivery via scheduled induction at 38 weeks due to HG
DD 18/06/12 HG 6 weeks - delivery via scheduled induction at 38 weeks due to HG
"I have died every day waiting for you, darling don't be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years and I'll love you for a thousand more."