Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sorry I've been MIA

I haven't posted in a while- sorry. I have been so busy and pretty tired too! After Thanksgiving, I was exhausted and it took me a while to recover. Then I had a little pregnancy scare that sent me to the hospital wondering if this was it- was the baby coming early?
Warning TMI ahead:
I was having discomfort for about 12 hours before I called the doctor and asked if I could take anything that might safely assist me in going to the bathroom- I hadn't gone for 3 days and it was starting to be a problem. I would run to the restroom every 15 minutes thinking this was it- I had to go! and then nothing...eventually, it started to be painful and I was having stomach pains and cramps in waves. I called the doctor again, and they said that it could be labor! I am only 31 weeks, so obviously, I would prefer NOT giving birth at this time, but I knew that the baby would most likely be OK- most of my panic was due to the fact that I hadn't mentally prepared for this and that the baby would need help to fully develop- and who wants their baby to have to go through all that. I got to the hospital and fully expected them to examine me and send me home, but they sent me upstairs to Labor and Delivery! When I got up there, I fully expected them to examine me and send me home- but they put me in a gown and in a bed and strapped monitors to me and said that I was having contractions! It was all a little surreal and the whole time I was expecting everything to be a false alarm and no big deal...

Well, it turned out fine- I was not dilating, so the contractions were likely caused by stomach and bowel spasms (I told you this was TMI) and they made me have a procedure that aided in going to the bathroom (again...TMI). It was very uncomfortable and actually kind of humiliating- but I know it was for my own good- and afterwards, I felt so much better and after a day of resting, my contractions are a thing of the past. It was a strange and unpleasant 24 hours, but at least everything worked out and it was a sort of dress rehearsal for the real thing. Now we know where to park, where to go and even how to work the TVs!

11 comments:

Angie said...

Wow! What a scare, I am glad everything is ok!!

Mom x 2 said...

OMG, that is so scary! I had mini #2 at 30 weeks so I am relieved to hear that didn't happen to you. Especially with your first baby! I can imagine how scared you were. Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy!

Mrs.Preppy said...

I am glad to hear that you still pregnant! Someone told me today that I could have the baby at anytime and things would be ok. (I am only 26 weeks, no I dont know how ok things would be...) Hearing them tell me that made me freak out a little!

TCP said...

I can just imagine how terrifying that must have been!! Glad to hear that you are both well...and I hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful!

SPG said...

What a scare! Happy everything OK

MMM said...

Glad things went okay. I almost went to the hospital on Sunday, thinking I might be having contractions but the pain finally went away after a few hours. Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well.

Chitown Meg said...

Hey! I hope you're doing better now. Thanx for your comment. I do live in the Chicago area. Drop me an email at meghanhasselberg@gmail.com!

Kiki said...

No worries about the TMI, that is the story of my life...

I am so glad that you and the little man are alright, take care of yourself and I'll be sneding you lots of good thoughts!!!

thepreppyprincess said...

This really does sound scary... it is so good to read you are both okay! (And not to worry about TMI!)

Best thoughts and wishes the rest of the journey,
tp

Always Organizing said...

Poor thing! I am glad everything worked out ok, hang in there :)

Europafox said...

Wow, that must have been a shock! But at least now you are familiarised - the real thing will be less scary - everyone I know has had false alarms - I did - Braxton Hicks thet call them here! The real thing will be fantastic - it's the most beautiful experience ever - hard but worth it!