I've been posting about what's been going on in several groups, so I figure it will be easier for me to simply update a journal, and easier to refer to if I need to, or want to in the future. I'm just going to copy and paste from my facebook :)
6/8 Been a while- but I'm still pregnant! That much is good, but I'm also still having contractions all the time, and I'm beyond miserable. I'm 32 weeks now, and out of the scary zone, so the contractions are just frustrating and I'm ready for this to be OVER. I'm really starting to worry about finances, I can't wait to get back to work and be bringing in some money. Being out of work and school has really killed the plan I had for a snug little nest egg by the time my husband returned from his deployment. But at least the baby is growing well, and I know it will all be worth it once I hold her in my arms. The Dr says at 35 weeks I can stop worrying about going into labor and stop taking the meds. At 36 weeks I plan on actually getting more active and walking a bit, cleaning alot more, stuff like that. If nothing has happened by 37 weeks and I'm still contracting and in pain all the time I will start the "natural" methods of induction- primrose suppositories, RRL tea, orgasms, walking & squatting, nipple stimulation, ect as the week goes by and see if I can't get things rolling. I'm so glad this is coming to an end- I thought I hated pregnancy after my 1st one, but this has been literal torture.I can't wait to be done complaining- I'm so sick of feeling down and miserable and in pain all the time!
3/14 Sooo....shits not much better. Seemed like it was improving there for a while, but I ended up back in the hospital on Fri due to contractions for 14 hours....NO FUN! They gave me a shot to stop them and I have a scrp I can take at home as needed. Hopefully things will clam down, all this excitement is TOO much.
2/21/10: Yea- as great as everything looked to the Dr I ended up in the ER the next night with contractions that were 5 or less mins apart and lasting up to a 1:15secs long. For those of you who haven't popped out a kid- that means LABOR. They gave me a couple of pills that helped a bit and sent me home, and I continue to have contractions, randomly but intermittent if I'm sitting or laying, and constantly if I'm up and attempting to move from one location to the other...say- my bed room all the way to the living room or something crazy like that. Do you hear sarcasm? Ah, yes, that would be because it's THERE and I'm getting extremely frustrated with the lack of answers as to what is going on inside my body, and why it won't stop. I'm pretty nervous as to how this is going to work out, and would happily (ok, not happily, but better than I am now) accept what is going on with me if I knew everything was going to turn out ok. All that we can really do now is wait and see, and pray. Hopefully I won't have anything to update before my next appointment, except maybe the contractions have stopped. That would be nice.
Update 2/15/10: IT'S A GIRL!!! Ok, now that I have announced that to all the people I can via facebook, text message, and telephone calls, I can update on what's going on :)
I had an appointment with the specialist today where they did another in-depth, very detailed ultrasound. This time around after seeing that the baby is doing well (weighs 6oz, evidently this is a good thing, and baby is right on track for development) they saw an area of fluid (blood) that has built up between the uterus and the amniotic sac. It wasn't separated by a large amount, but was quite a bit long. The Dr said that it was clotting up, which meant that it was healing- obviously a good thing. Hopefully my body will re-absorb all the stuffs or kick it out of there, and when I go back in a month they will tell me I can resume my normal activities. Either way things seem to be going well, and our soon-to-be beautiful baby girl is growing quite well :)
I ended up the the emergency room Tuesday afternoon at around 4:30pm. I hadn't been feeling well most of the day, but shrugged it off, and at about 4pm stated having serious issues related to the pregnancy- I honestly thought it was over. I had my amazing friend and supporter rush me to Northside ER, where they immediately saw me. The Doc found the baby's heartbeat (much to my shock and relief) and checked a couple other things, then sent me home on strict bed rest till I saw my dr the next day.
On Wed my dr explained that it could be a couple of different things, but there was no way to know for sure until I had a detailed ultrasound, hopefully something would show up on there. I had one scheduled for today. She said it is classified as a "threatened miscarriage" which means the possibility for miscarriage is there until things are resolved.
The Dr I saw today looked and showed me an amazingly squirmy, healthy baby, and saw an area on my uterus that looked "irritated" (whatever the hell that means) and would explain the issues I was/am having. He sent me off with a future exam scheduled for the 15th (when we find out a boy or girl!) and the amazing pics I posted earlier. He also said I am to be on extremely limited activity, "houserest" until I have 2 full weeks with no issues. I withdrew from all classes except my online English and am out of work pretty much until further notice.
So- expect much facebook stalking and random crap posted from me, I will now be home almost 24/7 and bored off my ass. I will update when I have info, hopefully things will be very uneventful until I go back to the Dr. Thanks for reading all this!