Saturday, March 19, 2011

Good News/Bad News

As I mentioned in another post, we had an ultrasound on Friday.
It was one of those good news/bad news things.

The good news, is that we confirmed her gender.  She is definitely a girl!  That is much better than the last time when the tech wasn't really sure.  That makes it much easier to just move past the idea of having a boy and be happy with the idea of three girls, and I am.

The bad news is that while almost everything else seemed to look really good, the tech seemed to be very concerned about her weight.  I generally have large babies.  By that, I mean both their overall weight and length is high on the height/weight chart at birth.  The Big One weighed 9lbs 6oz and was 22 inches long.  The Little One was 21.5 inches long, and weighed 9lbs 1oz.  Neither one anywhere near being called small.  During the ultrasound, though, the tech kept asking questions in reference to The Littlest One's weight.  According to the tech, her waist is "very trim".  The tech just ask so many questions that she was freaking me out.  Things like, have I gained any weight and then is it enough weight.  I was absolutely able to assure her that my weight gain wasn't an issue for in this case.  She ask a few more questions, and seemed in general to be concerned herself.  Everything else was fine, but she is too skinny.
I'm really not sure where to go with that.  While both of The Girls were big, they weren't chunky even at that weight.  Their length evened out their weight, and made them both long and thin, but not too thin.  My Husband and Mom both think this baby is just going to be long and thin, maybe a little more thin, but I'm still concerned.  I think it is normal to be concerned.  I'm a mom, and that is what we do.  My Husband is definitely on the "I'm just too dramatic" train and wants me to chill until we find something else out when I see the Dr on Friday.
I can try not to, but I am sure I will worry.  That, again, is just what we do as moms.  I'm hoping for another long skinny but healthy baby, and nothing more or less.