I know these feelings were/are inevitable, but it has happened. I'm officially in the midst of feeling very anxious about this pregnancy. After seeing the high-risk OB on Friday (who was very pleased with how things are looking and not at all worried that our little girl is a little small), I saw my normal OB yesterday. She noted that while on average (the average of all the measurements taken, baby girl is just 2 days behind (which is normal), her head measurement is quite small. She (OB) said that if it were the abdomen, they would be worried, but they don't worry with the head and sometimes babies are just small.
Regardless, I am freaking out. This has (unsurprisingly) led me to Google "small head on baby 23 weeks." There haven't been any terrifying results (don't tell me if you know of any), but I see this as the beginning of growth restriction, which suggests clotting, so of course I am extremely worried. My OB wasn't, and she just wants me to come in weekly to see how things are going, but the mere fact that she raised the issue has me extremely concerned. This is coupled with the fact that my fundal height is actually measuring ahead (26 weeks), so it doesn't comport with the baby being small.
There isn't really a point to this post (is there a point to any of them?), but I'm just venting because I am concerned. I see my doctor again next Tuesday, but of course I know I will be worried until I see her squirming around and hopefully with a larger head size.
Has anyone had any experience with a baby measuring small (particularly the head)?
I'll leave you with a very cute (in my opinion) photo of baby girl's legs, which she was daintily crossing during our ultrasound. She was also holding her feet in her hands next to her face - so very flexible!
Thanks, as always, for listening.