We went in for our first trimester screening today and let me tell you the ultrasounds they have these days are amazing - it was all “oh look at its toes!” and “oh there’s the spine” and “here are some parts of the brain!” and “an earlobe!” and “nasal bone!” and the nuchal translucency looks good and it’s all happy and great and then they go to measure it and both the tech and the resident there practicing get really quiet and go “ohhh.”
Your first day of ultrasound school should be how never to say “ohhhh.”
Evidently the fetus is measuring a good week and a half older than it’s supposed to be. The thing is, I’m like 99% sure of our conception date within a few days - we were charting, there aren’t even that many days it could have happened that month even if the temp charting is off, etc. It’s almost certainly not that much older.
So obviously they’re sending this all over to my doctor (there’s also a fibroid that might force me to have a c-section, goddamn it!) and I’ll talk to, well, one of my doctors about it at my next appointment, but that isn’t for three weeks! I may change it to see “my” doctor, who I like very much, especially because of the fibroid thing, knowing she’s very supportive of natural childbirth. But obviously anything that sparks an “ohhh” is worrying the hell out of me and I want to learn more about what we’re "ohhh"ing about.
They were able to see an awful lot about the fetus and there wasn’t anything wrong with it as far as they could tell - everything is on the correct side of the body, etc. Is this a gestational diabetes thing? (I’m not overweight, normal blood pressure, 34, no known risk factors for anything that I’m aware of.) Can it just be a big baby?