I've been pretty lucky with my pregnancies. No gestational diabetes, no pre-term labor, no massive swelling until the last month, no complications with labor and delivery (although I do bleed pretty heavily, but it's easily remedied). I have nice, big babies [8lbs 3 oz; 8lbs 6 oz; 9 lbs 11oz; 8lbs 5oz], and I recover rather quickly.
Today was the first time I've ever felt fear. And I have all week to think about it.
I had my regular 24 week appointment today. The nurse measured me and was very concerned (I was measuring a good 30 weeks). She tried 3 times and got the same result. The midwife came in --she also tried about 3 or 4 times and got 30 weeks, too. However, the baby is moving around just fine, the heartbeat is healthy and strong, and I actually feel great! But the midwife is concerned about fluid levels --which could mean gestational diabetes or just too much amniotic fluid (which equates preterm labor). Of course, I'm known for HUGE placentas, so it could easily be just that.
Which is why I'm going in for another ultrasound (it's on Monday).
I'm not feeling massive fear --the baby feels fine and I feel fine --but this is the first time something has "gone wrong", you know? So, I'm kind of nervous. Should I be? Has this ever happened to you? Not necessarily the fear part, but measuring SIX weeks ahead? I mean, the ultrasound at 20 weeks was 7 full days ahead --could they have been mistaken? Could he be even further along? Is it probably just my placenta? I mean, it could be a big uterus, too, right? I have had five other pregnancies (although only 4 made it past 9 weeks)...