I need some help, mamas. I think I mentioned that I had another ultrasound last week, because of my placenta, which continues to be "low lying."
I joked that every time I have an u/s they discover something new. This time around, in addition to my continued "low" placenta (in quotes because I feel like it's bs), my dr just called to tell me that they found I have a "slight excess of fluid."
I mean, I thought fluid was a good thing. And I asked the dr why/what were they worried about - she said that my glucose test came back great, so they aren't worried I have gestational diabetes, and the only other reasons for extra fluid could be 1) the placenta is very strong and healthy (not a bad thing, WTF?), and 2) the baby has some abnormality that is preventing him from swallowing well.
OK ok. So about those femurs from the 20 week scan -- they are normal, above 50th percentile now... but recall that the "short femurs" was a soft marker for downs syndrome... and while excess amniotic fluid is not a soft marker for downs, of course my brain has gone there -- is there something wrong with my little (big, actually!) squirmy babe who on the u/s appears to be swallowing really well, shows no sign of distress, whose kidneys are working well, etc etc -- that makes him unable to swallow fluid.
OR, perhaps, am I just a pregnant woman who produces a lot of fluid.
The Dr did tell me not to worry about this too much because it wasn't THAT much of an excess. I am such a combination of things right now - FURIOUS, SCARED, anxious, etc... I had just gotten to a place where I finally stopped worrying that babe has downs... and when I think all the downs syndrome scare was a result of was those darn femur measurements -- and now those are no longer short WTF.
It all seems so completely ridiculous, but also scary.