So yesterday I had a scan and consultant appointment at the hospital. I drove myself there in my car and managed to park even though it was really busy. I was feeling very pleased with myself about that as I waited for my appointments.
I was scanned by a trainee sonographer who was lovely and because she was training she really took her time and looked at everything in great detail.
Matilda is still a girl which is wonderful news. She is a big baby though, growing steadily on the 95th percentile. She currently weighs approximately 1375 grams which is a little over 3lbs. I have been looking at fetal growth charts to try and work out how much she will weigh if we get to term and from what I can work out she could be about 8 and a half pounds, which is quite a normal size isn’t it?
The sonographer and her trainer told me that Matilda has a big head and a big abdomen so now I am starting to panic a bit about the birth. What is she is too big to come out? And how will they know? As she is growing normally and is presenting head down I will not be having anymore Consultant appointments or scans so how will I know what is going on with the baby? What is she turns to be breech again? How will I know before the time comes for the birth? I am really quite worried having never been through the third trimester before.
As I left the hospital, discharged to midwife care, I felt happy, relieved and terrified all at the same time.
I have not seen my midwife since I was 16 weeks pregnant. I am not sure that she even remembers I exist. I am going to phone to make an appointment tomorrow but she only works on a Tuesday so I will not see her until at least then and I need to get my 28 week bloods done.
Now that Matilda is head down I am not feeling her move as much. I think it is because my placenta is on the front that the movements are harder to feel?
Both the sonographer and the doctor commented on what a neat bump I have which was nice to hear especially as it would seem I am carrying a giant baby!
I am starting to feel very definitely pregnant now. My bump is starting to get in the way. I am looking forward to getting bigger now as the baby starts to lay down her fat stores. We are on the home strait now and I cannot wait to meet her.