and it was a bit of a mess. The ultrasound didn't start out well, I am latex allergic and the tech came to the waiting room wearing latex gloves and touched my arm... so I started swelling. I didn't have any breathing problems this time and the benedryl helped the swelling, but I am so wiped out from the benedryl.
The ultrasound didn't get too much better. The baby's head and legs have been growing okay but there was very little abdominal growth in the last month which is a huge red flag. I now have IUGR as a diagnosis for this pregnancy as well. They figure the baby is just under 4lbs which sounds okay to me, considering I am 33 and a half weeks now and my six year old was 4lbs 1oz at 34.5 weeks and I brought her home at 3lbs 11oz.
My ob is a little ambivilant about keeping me on bedrest. It is hard to tell if the baby is better in or out and if nature wants the baby out it may be for the best. I am schedule for weekly NSTs as well as another ultrasound in two weeks to check growth.
This baby seems really strong to me, lots of movement, we watched it "breathe" and swallow on the ultrasound. I already had steriods to help with lung, gut and brain maturity so hopefully we won't have the same issues this time. Hopefully the next ultrasound will be fine and I will end up carrying to full term though so I need to stop worrying.