Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Whoa, I have really been MIA

Happy Tuesday all!!!  Sorry for my absence.  For those who might be wondering, I am indeed still pregnant and 35 weeks and 1 day as of today (I hope to actually post a bumpdate soon, maybe tomorrow) but I just wanted to let everyone know what has been going on!

I have been pretty miserable for the last two weeks.  Last Monday I got to work and as I was waiting for the elevator, sharp pains started shooting through my groin all the way up through my belly.  It literally took my breath away and I got on the elevator and waddled to my desk.  I chugged down a bottle of water and waited to see if the pain would go away.  After about 15 minutes, the pains started again and I called Andrew to see what he though I should do.  My midwife's office didn't open till 8am and it was about 7:30 so I called to see if I needed to come in.  They made me an appointment for 10am just to make sure everything was okay.  I was taken back and weighed (I lost 2lbs somehow), my blood pressure was done and it was normal and I gave a urine sample to check for other issues.  Once I was taken back to the room, I noticed I was in one of the ultrasound rooms and was told to undress from the waist down for a cervical check to make sure I wasn't dilated.  Thank goodness Andrew had taken this day off work and met me at the doctor, I was pretty freaked out.

After my test results came back there was nothing abnormal other than the fact that I was slightly dehydrated.  The doctor came in (not my normal midwife, she was off that day) and checked to see if I had dilated at all, which thankfully I had not.  The baby however is still head down which was the cause of my discomfort that day.  She told me to take it easy so I headed home to try and relax for the rest of the day.

Since that appointment I haven't been feeling all that great.  I keep thinking how easy the beginning of the pregnancy was and what I complained about then; it is nothing compared to how I feel now.  I don't sleep well most nights between my unquenchable thirst, need to go to the bathroom and the inability to stay comfortable.  I can't eat too much in one sitting or else my stomach gets super hard.  I waddle pretty bad when I walk and getting up and down from a chair or in and out of the car are a daily struggle.  I have Braxton Hicks occasionally but they are usually at night and go away pretty quickly.  I feel like my stomach is getting higher when I thought at this time the baby should be starting to drop.  I have been whiny, needy, fussy and all out crabby which I am sure my dear husband really enjoys!

My next doctor appointment is December 27th and then I go to once a week appointments!  Part of me hopes that little one arrives maybe a week early, but I have a feeling that is not going to happen.  I really want to go to into labor on my own, but at this point with my level of discomfort I just want her to come out safe and healthy no matter what that might mean.  


Erin said...

I'm sorry to hear this! I have always thought that God made the last month or so uncomfortable and miserable for us so we'd want to get that baby out. Otherwise we'd just keep trucking along being pregnant and be perfectly happy with it. :)

Hang in there, the end is in sight!

Stephanie said...

It is getting tough towards the end! My RLP come and go - some weeks they are bad at night and others not bad at all. I do hate being SUPER thirsty at night (I literally drink an entire bottle of water though the night) and then having to pee so much. Oh... hang in there... our babies will be here soon! :)

KellyAnne Scott said...

The last month is so hard. I'm praying for you. I have been induced with both of my girls and I had the best experience both times. I wanted to go into labor on my own too but God had other plans. I can't wait to hear all about it! Good luck