So I decided to start up a new chat thread for this week, as per all your suggestions. I think the first one is 7 or 8 pages!!!
I have to say how surprised I am that we don't have any Junebabies yet! I just popped over to the May forum and it seems like everyone has or is having their babies.
I had some upsetting news at my last MW appt. Baby has fallen 5% on the growth chart and I'm measuring small-for-dates (30 cm at 35w), and my fluid is on the low side. I was so sure that my last U/S was the last one for this baby!!! I have another one next week and if this trend continues they want to induce. I could just cry! This is exactly what happened with baby #1, except I was 39w when they induced, not 36!!! I understand the rationale of why they would induce earlier than later in this case, but it doesn't make it any easier. With DD1 we had feeding issues, and because she was under 2500g at birth, she had to go to NICU for observation (read: formula-feeding) before they realized that she was perfectly ok, and she could come back to stay with me. I don't know if the procedures are any different with a midwife attending; I suspect not...Anyway, the only thing I can do is negotiate which drugs they use and don't use, and refuse pain meds, which I didn't have the courage to do last time. Although if they are inducing, it means no birthtub for me either :((
Anyone else been here before? I feel like I'm doing something wrong cause my babies are too small. I've completely cut out coffee completely and am drinking lots of water, and making sure to get plenty of rest, which I need anyway (I'm NOT part of the insomnia club, lol; I've even started sleeping w/o waking up to pee!) Hopefully all this will help baby to gain some weight by next week.