Monday, February 22, 2010

Pregnancy Pain and Back To Normal

I really try not to complain about anything pregnancy related, and I am sincerely thankful that I can at least experience the good and bad sides of pregnancy, but this weekend has been really hard. Started Friday I had a lot of hip and TMI, but pain down below that intensifies if I sit, walk, stand, and move in bed. Basically I've been miserable, but happy. It continued to get worse over the last 36 hours and yesterday and during the night last night I was having some cramping, so this morning I called my OB who wanted me to come in this morning. At first he did think I had a soft cervix, so obviously I was freaked out, but on ultrasound everything looked great! My cervix length was 3.8 and anything over 2.5 is great! Yay cervix!

What is believed to be causing the pain and pressure is that 1. Nicholas lies with part of his head against my cervix and likes to bounce off of it and 2. with situs inversus my uterus isn't able to move quite like it is supposed to, so I have more pain and pressure than most would. I am now on lifting restrictions (nothing too heavy) and supposed to rest as I need it (but that isn't really possible at work) and to come back before 4 weeks if the cramping continues to measure my cervix again.

After my appointment, I stopped in at Subway on the ground floor of my office building and there was a patient that obviously was from L&D or high risk floor (big belly, wheelchair, the whole shebang) and I couldn't help but stare at her because an hour before I thought I was going to be her neighbor and honestly I just felt so sad for her. I can't even imagine how it would feel to be stuck in a hospital for many, many weeks. Well, when I got home I saw THIS article on a local news website and she is pictured in the 2nd picture! How funny, Jason from the Bachelor was at our hospital today and she met him! Good thing I wasn't a pt on that floor today, I probably would have told him he made a huge mistake and I was still mad at him! Ha!

As if that was fun enough along with the lack of sleep I've had due to the pain, we had a crazy busy afternoon on Dr. Smith's first day back. He doesn't plan on going back, so hopefully things will get back to normal within a day or so. I am so thankful and happy he was able to go, but I am super glad he is back and things are back to normal!

7 comments:

Shanna said...

Glad everything is okay with you & Nicholas! How crazy that Jason & Molly were there...wonder what made him decide to go to the high risk OB floor to do that as opposed to any other floor?

Todd and Courtney said...

interesting on Jason and Molly. I wouldn't have wanted to see him. I liked Melissa :) Chatta-vegas is becoming popular! Soooo glad you're feeling well.

Jeannie said...

I recently found your new blog...once I left GP back it was actually still the nest (jbwife) I lost track of some ladies. Very happy for you on baby Nicholas!!

I stayed in the hospital for about a month last spring due to preterm labor and it would've been awesome to have someone like the bachelor visit. Not so much because they are "famous" but just because the days are so long.

I hope your pain eases up and things go smoothly for you!

Warf pary of 3 said...

glad to hear you are feeling better and baby is doing well. my cervix was ALWYAS under 2.5. Mine always was around 1.9. thats why i was on bedrest and Landon was 6 weeks early. so having a LONG cervix is a great thing.

Beth said...

Glad your cervix is doing it's job! I saw the story about Jason from the Bachelor on the news tonight. Pretty neat.

Lauren Kelly said...

So glad your doctors appt. went well and that everything is okay :)

Becky said...

With the boys, my daughter was one of those who had to spend weeks in the hospital. She was sometimes allowed 1/2 hour wheelchair ride. There was a Chocolate Factory on first floor so a lot of rides involved going there. I must admit it was rather embarrassing to be pushing someone that looked like they were about to deliver an elephant.... She was so huge! One perk - her room was like a hotel room - really neat and we brought a lot of things to make it homey. Just in case.......