Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another update on the Doodle-bops

It was really bothering B that the OBs seemed to be blowing off a possible problem with the Doodle-bops, so I called M on last Friday and asked her to go ahead and call Dr D's office to set up a 2nd opinion/consult. They wanted her to let the OB know what we're doing "just so no one feels that their toes are being stepped on" and then they actually asked M if she wanted to talk to the OB first, before scheduling an appointment, just in case the OB had a problem with us getting a 2nd opinion! Un-be-liev-able!! M told her to make the appointment, and that if the OB had an issue with it, as far as she was concerned, they would no longer be her OB!

So, the appointment was for Friday - but they called yesterday and told M that they'd had a cancellation for 5:30 this evening if she wanted to come on in. She took the appointment, probably more for me than anything else, since I leave for California tomorrow.

Of course I drove up - tried to get the thing on DVD but the machine messed up - BUT the important part is that Dr. D said everything looks fine. Her head circumference measured at 35wks, her abdomen was at 36 wks and her femoral length was 33w5d - girl has some short legs right now!! She measured in the 45th percentile (better than the 29th that the OB had us at) and he estimated her current weight at 5#15 with 21 days left to grow before the induction. Now, historically, she has measured right on target with her head and femur and her abdomen has actually been a bit ahead, which tells me that perhaps she is not growing quite as fast, but Dr. D says that everything looks fine, and I do trust his assessment - after all, high risk pregnancy is what he specializes in!!

So, that's a huge relief!! M has another OB appointment on Thursday, and it will be interesting to see if the fundal height has increased. I am so thankful that the time is drawing to a close - don't know how much more of this stress I can handle!! LOL

Of course, I'm not packed - still have laundry to wash before I can consider packing... I think I'm going to go to bed and when I get up for my 3am pumping session, I'll just stay up and get it done then.


JourneyofHope said...

What a relief to hear that everything is ok! You are ALMOST there!!!