I feel like I have been hit by a truck! My back has been hurting so bad that I can barely function. Sleep is nearly out of the question. I started physical therapy, but it is kind of lame. they stretch me for 10 minutes, moving me in ways that I have to move all day anyway to tend to Kailyn. Then they massage me for about 10 minutes, then send me home. It is a hassle, and I dont know if I will be going much longer. I am exhausted. Sleeping has been an eventful task lately, with not much rest coming from it. I toss and turn, and each toss and turn is extremely painful. I have resorted to taking the pain killers the doctor prescribed at night time so I can get SOME sleep. But as soon as it wears off, I am up again. Laying down is just not my favorite thing.
I didnt post about my last doctors appointment. It went well. I still havent gained any weight, and baby is still sounding and being fabulous. They scheduled me an ultrasound for my next appointment, as well as taking the glucose test. I am not so thrilled about the glucose test. Those are not fun. However I am stoked to see my baby again! She is moving so much more these days. Kevin is feeling her on a daily basis, and it seems to amaze him. I really think he will be more helpful this time than he was when Kailyn was a newborn.
Kailyn now believes the baby's name is Abigail. Kevin taught her that the baby in mommy's belly is her little sister, and her name is Abigail. Kai thinks its hilarious that we tell her that there is baby in there. However since a couple of my friends were pregnant, then had babies, she is KIND OF understanding. I keep trying to explain that when the baby is big enough in my belly, I am going to go to the hospital to have a doctor help me get her out of my tummy, then we will all be coming home, and the baby will be living with us. She seems okay with the idea right now, but we will see. I am terrified at how she is going to react when the time actually comes. I hope its love at first sight instead of "who is this intruder in my house?" I am scared of becoming a mother of 2, but excited as well.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I went to the doctor this morning to follow up on my L&D trip. The doctor was less than impressed with how things went at L&D. I told him all about it, and the doctor I saw today still thinks UTI. The doctor at the L&D never sent my urine in for a culture, even though he said he was going to. @@ So I peed in another cup today to have that one cultured. He also gave me the ok, and wants me to take 800mg of ibruprofen every 8 hours for 3 days to see if that helps my back. He also referred me to physical therapy to help my back pain. After seeing a competent doctor, I actually feel like I may feel better soon. Yay!
Friday, July 11, 2008
I called my doctors office, and they told me to get my booty to L&D asap. So off I went. They hooked me up to the monitors right away, and the nurses were all incredibly impressed at how awesome my little girls heart rate was at only 21 weeks with one of the strap on monitors. While hooking me up they said "dont be alarmed if we cant get it etc" and kept telling me that it would be hard to track her heart, and dont be alarmed, etc. But they were able to track it for most of the nearly 5 hours I was there. I was proud that her heart was that strong. Every person that came in commented on how awesome she sounded, which made me feel very good. Anyway, I peed in a cup, and it was so cloudy that you could barely see through it. They asked if I was dehydrated. I have made it a goal to drink 4 or 5 - 17 oz water bottles per day, and been doing so well. I am not dehydrated. so the nurse said UTI right away. After a little while, they noticed I was having contractions, not regular, not strong, but they were slightly painful and very uncomfortable. Felt like cramps. She said "I am sure the doctor will give you a shot of trebutaline (sp) when he comes in) Kept monitoring me. Finally the doctor came in and told me that I was not having contractions, my pee looked "Great!" and checked me with a speculum for leaking fluid, and did the finger test. Said all that looked good and I could go home. I was like "what?!" I am still extremely uncomfortable, in pain, and havent got any answers! He said that I need to come back if I have more than 6 contractions in an hour. I said "I am only 21 weeks!" he said that even a good, strong painful contraction once per hour regularly I do not need to come in. He repeated it like 5 times, 6 contractions in an hour. He said I was 100% perfectly normal, everything looked fabulous. I told him "its not fabulous staying up unable to sleep because of contractions and vaginal pressure all night, especially at 21 weeks!" His words were "well you should have come in then, when it was worse" I told him so having watery discharge out of nowhere to the point of wearing a pad, vaginal pain and pressure almost to the point of tears, contraction/cramp things all hitting within an hour of each other, and all hitting strong was PERFECTLY NORMAL?! He stared at me for a minute, then said "I suppose so." I was pissed. I asked him if he was going to culture my urine for a better look at if I have a UTI, and he looked at me dumbfounded and said "sure. I supposed we can do that" I looked at Kevin, and Kevin said "lets go" so we left. I didnt even wait for discharge papers. I just got up, got dressed and left. so MY PLAN is to take it very easy the next few days, and if my symptoms get worse or wont go away, then I will schedule an appt with a doctor that I trust. But in the mean time it IS good to know that my cervix is closed tightly, up high and thick, and that its not amniotic fluid leaking. I have no burning or anything when I pee, so if i do have a UTI, it is not flaring or whatever, and can wait until I see if this dimwitted asshole really is going to culture my pee or not. I was so mad when I left, and so frustrated, and so everything I just started crying. Doctors that dont care need fired. plain and simple.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Last night I was laying down watching a movie, and my lower abdomen started aching really bad. Then I started getting sharp pains in my crotch, followed by pressure. Then it changed to a very strong ache and pressure down there until about 5 this morning when I was finally able to fall asleep. It kept me up. Now it has subsided a bit, and it is still uncomfortable, but I wouldnt call it painful anymore. If this doesnt go away soon, I think I will call the doctor.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Well after my ultrasound at the doctor's office being only 75% sure of gender, I decided to have an elective 3d/4d ultrasound. It was absolutely amazing! Jen took me since Kevin had to work, and it was so awesome seeing my little baby moving all around. It was an awesome experience, I am so happy I did it. This tech said she is 100% sure that we are having a girl! Yay!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I had my doctors appointment on Tuesday. It went well! BP looked good, and I am still down 5 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight, which is good. I talked to the doctor about labor and delivery, and he said that because Kailyn's shoulder got stuck when I was delivering her, that there is a 50-75% chance that it will happen again. I told him that I would PREFER a vaginal delivery, but if we needed to do a c-section for the safety of both of us, that would be fine. He said that what we will do is starting at about 32 weeks, he will do weekly ultrasounds to make sure that the baby is growing on target, head down, positioned perfectly. If I go in to labor and the baby is still positioned perfectly, then I can do vaginal, but if even one thing looks a little off, we will bail and do a c-section. He said that if the baby gets too big, then I will be induced early. During my ultrasound, baby weighed approximately 12 ounces, which is in the 85th percentile. So he said baby is already big, and the chances of induction because of size is very good. He also said that he would not be surprised in the slightest if I have gestational diabetes. I get tested for that at 28 weeks. If I fail that, then they will check baby's size again by ultrasound that day. The ultrasound looked great! The doctor's exact words were "your kid rocks!". Everything anatomically looked perfect. But as far as gender, the baby had its foot up under its butt, and would not show us. So I am going in for an elective ultrasound in Yakima tomorrow. I am super excited for that. The tech said she is 70% sure its a girl. I want higher odds than that! I am so excited for everything! I am also feeling the baby move regularly now. It is absolutely amazing. I love that feeling so much. Kevin felt it for the first time Monday night, and he was soooo excited. Things are fantastic!