Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Excuse Me

Today turned out to be a somewhat eventful day. As most of you know I am pregnant. At this point I am 23 weeks along. Last night I started to get what I just passed off as gas pain. It wasnt until this morning that I noticed that the pain was coming and going. So just to play it safe, I started to time the pain. After about an hour I noticed that the pain was coming and going every 3 minutes, not good. Along with the pain, I developed a horrible migraine. I called my Dr. and like I had imagined, he prompted me to get to the hospital's Labor and Delivery. When I got there I was admitted so they could hook me up to monitors and watch my contractions. Now the pain, or contractions I have been experiencing were not strong, and that is why I hesitated to time them. After I had been there for a while, the nurse came in and said that she had to check me. Luckily I had not dilated any, but unlucky for me, I was having contractions and they are about 3 minutes apart. It appears that for now, these annoying little contractions are just that, annoying little contractions that I experience every 3 minutes give or take. This was not the best news I wanted to hear, I was hoping that the pains could have been related to a UTI, which I could have taken care of and dealt with, but no this is something that I have had to deal with before. When I was pregnant with Robert, I had the same thing happen, at about 3 months prior to my due date with him. With Robert, the annoying mini contractions lasted throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. So for 2 months I put up with those annoying little pains, I ended up having Robert 1 month early, so I did not endure the pains for the full 3 months, but 2 was long enough for me. Not sure what the Dr will do. I was discharged a little while ago and I have to see him tomorrow morning. With Robert, I ended up on full bed rest. I was on bed rest with him from the start, but after those mini contractions started, I was ordered full bed rest, which meant I was only allowed to walk to the bathroom and back, yuck! So, for the time being and maybe even for the remainder of this pregnancy, you are going to have to excuse me since it appears my boys like to give me a hard time during my pregnancies with them. I will continue blogging, but if this turns out to be a deja vous of my pregnancy with Robert, I might not be in the best spirits at all times. Like I have said in my reviews for baby products, I did not get a chance to prepare due to bed rest, the bed rest was because of this same issue. I am hoping that with the help of this blog, I will be able to prepare for this baby with out having to go out since that might be out of the question for me. I will however, have plenty of time to read all of the comments and respond, so amuse me, tell me some jokes, update me on the outside world since the next few months might be viewed from my bed :(


6 comments:

Pam L. said...

I am glad both you and baby are doing well. I know this has to be pretty scary for you. I can just imagine the boredom to come...hang in there.

jenzen69 said...

Oh girl, that sounds miserable, unfortunately for me i went through the same thing. But I also had Kidney stones so they had to insert a stent into my ureters and the doctor forgot to warn me that most ladies cant stand the pain and rely on narcotics. It was the most painful experience of my life. Good luck

Mommy Katie said...

yuck, I could not imagine kidney stones on top of this...just got back from my Dr and he wants to see me again in 2 weeks, still contracting every 3 minutes but no change in dilation so there is a positive to this..

Shanee said...

I hope everything goes well for you and that little Wyatt is a healthy guy! I'm 15 weeks pregnant and have already had lots of issues... So far so good though! Hang in there Katie!

Eileen said...

Hope you and lil' sweetie are doing well by now. I didnt know you were expecting til' I came by tonight. It's been a long while but I was on bedrest for a couple months with one of mine..not easy when you have other lil' ones to care for. Please take care. My daughter gave birth to a tiny lil'' boy in October way early. He's fine but it is a bit scary when you have contractions early. Glad you went in right away. Take care and hope that lil one grows REALLY big and strong...well, not TOO big mama!

Everyone on the blogs understand if you are on hold with the baby...we have all been there or know and love someone who has. dont worry!

Laura Lane said...

That little guy is so cute. Your children are adorable. I'm looking at the photo on the sidebar.