So, I've posted here about some odd cramping recently (menstrual-like cramps and feeling of hips being pushed apart started up yesterday, prolonged, hopefully plain RLP), and the fact that my uterus has not gotten ANY higher over the past several weeks.
I've been checking myself out every day for like the past 5 weeks, and my U's been the precise same distance from my belly button the whole time. I'm not sure if it had an early growth spurt and so didn't need to grow recently, or I'm just too close to it and so not judging properly, but...
I made my doc see me today!!! I feel really badly, though. Because I know I'm just a worry wort and I don't like "overloading" the system with unnecessary appointments. I just know it will give me all the relief in the world, and help my husband out, too, who doesn't know when to worry and when to not!
Just wish I still had my rental doppler, that would have done the trick, probably. Anyways, despite not having intense cramps or bleeding, I'm nervous as hell for this appointment ! It is a bit of a mystery why I haven't had any growth in my uterus (it's technically where it's supposed to be at 17 weeks, the lower average, but it's been there for the past SEVERAL weeks, no change).
I guess I should say I have a few pregnant friends who are only a few weeks ahead of me and they are unmistakably pregnant with big round cute bellies, and so when I look at myself in comparison (I just have some gut with a tiny teeny pooch where my uterus is), it causes me anxiety! Maybe if I didn't have these comparisons, it wouldn't be so bad.
Anyways wish me luck, and sorry to all my fellow pregnant ladies who may need same-day appointments more than me. Feeling a little guilty, but hopefully it'll be worth it to give me and the DH some relief. Or if something is wrong, at least we'll know sooner than later.