34 Weeks

34 Weeks
34 Weeks

Yesterday I became 34 weeks pregnant. I had another ultrasound done. The ultrasound lady was pretty rough, pushing really hard on my body. The ultrasound pictures are getting harder to make out as I get further along in my pregnancy, which she said is normal. She took some measurements of the baby, checked the amount of amniotic fluid, and checked that the umbilical cord was still functioning well.

Today I had a doctor appointment to go over the results of the ultrasound. He said things look good. There is plenty of fluid and nothing wrong with the umbilical cord. But the baby is measuring small. He said that he has gone from the 34th percentile down to the 15th percentile. He wasn’t overly concerned since I’m small myself, but they want me to have another ultrasound in two weeks. If he still isn’t growing the way they want him to, we will be discussing having him come out sooner than later.

He also wants me to keep an eye on how much he is moving. During his most active times of the day, he should be moving at least 6 times in 2 hours. I was already aware of this and have been keeping an eye on it. He is still moving throughout the day so I’m not really worried right now. But if he’s not reaching those targets, the doctor said to make sure I go into the hospital to have them monitor the baby.

6 responses

  1. Megan says:

    Oh dear…I hope nothing comes of these precautions and the baby stays healthy!

  2. Kirsten says:

    I’m happy to hear that the doctor said everything looks good with the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid. Hopefully, he’s just going to put on a little growth spurt soon and maybe in two weeks he will be closer what the doctor is hoping for and that you won’t have to go into the hospital to be monitored.

  3. Brandy says:

    Squee. I am so excited for you. Hoping that things turn out better and you won’t have to go be monitored at the hospital. <3

  4. Christine says:

    Hey mama!! You’re looking AMAZING! Keep us posted on everything. FWIW, doctors are always trying to err on the side of caution. On a lighter note, aren’t you obsessed with the movements? Everytime I felt one it was like a natural high!!

  5. Amy says:

    Sorry to hear the ultrasound was pretty rough. Hope everything goes okay for you and you don’t need to be monitored in hospital and that you’re both doing well. Good luck with everything! x

  6. Sakura says:

    Hope everything will be great. Happy new year!

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