His rate of growth dropped just a little more, but he is still in the safe range, thank God! I am still on 6 hours of bedrest/day but need to try to keep almost all of that time laying down on my left side. Please pray for me to be diligent to do this- we are in the home stretch and I want him to be as big as possible. I have been sitting or reclining alot since my hips have really been bothering me, but the doctor says this doesn't give the best blood flow :(. Unfortunately what I need to do is lay directly on my hips, which is the most painful!
On the brighter side- I asked if the baby was to be born full term at this lower rate of growth, would he be ok? And the doctor said he will be small but totally fine if he doesn't drop anymore! Good news. Right now his rate of growth is in the mid 20's in percentile (50 being normal) and the concern would be that he drops back into the teens which he did in the second trimester.
Thanks so much for your prayers and we should have another update in a few weeks!