Blogspot was giving me some problems yesterday so I couldn't finish my post... Here are more details about this past weekend.
As you know, my mom and I went to Lufkin on Saturday (for my cousin’s Bridal shower). We drove 3 ½ hours there, stayed for 3 hours and then drove back home. It was storming on the way home so it took a while longer to get back. During that time I started having more pains. They were sharp pains around the cervix like Kyah was trying to kick his way out. My mom was concerned but I wasn’t. I guess it’s just because I am in my body and know that there wasn’t much I could do at that moment so I wasn’t going to get all freaked out. I got home around 10pm, took a long bath to try and make the pains go away (which it didn’t work) and then I laid down in bed and looked things up on the computer until about 12:30am. I didn’t find much information so I went ahead and went to sleep. * When I was laying down the pains went away. Sunday morning I woke up around 9:30am and I felt fine until I started walking around. When I was feeding the dogs and emptying the dishwasher the pains came back. I went to lie down and they started to go away again. Therefore I called the Dr around 10:30am. She told me to go back to the Hospital and get checked out. Since Bryce was on his way home from LA I waited until he got there (Lying down until he got home of course) and then we went in around 12:30pm. The Dr. called me around noon and I got in trouble. She was mad that I didn’t come in immediately, but there wasn’t much I could do about it. Once we got to the hospital I was admitted and they hooked me up to moitor the baby and contractions (again). The nurse checked me out and then went to get the Dr. About 10 minutes later, as the Dr came in I started having contractions. The kind that you have when you are in labor. I mean, the second that she opened the door she looked at the monitor and saw it… though you could tell by the look on my face that something was going on. It didn’t hurt at all, but it just was tightening in my tummy. I could definitely tell it was there and knew exactly how long it lasted etc. It’s like a Charlie horse (you can tell when they are coming and you can tell when they are leaving) After that, they monitored me some more and found that I was contracting every 5 minutes or so. They had to give me more shots to stop them. This time I didn’t get an IV or anything so at least I don’t look like I do drugs. After a about 4 hours they released me and said that I can resume normal activity. I’m not on bed rest!!! This is a good thing, but while I am very appreciative of it I am also confused and frustrated. The pains that I went in for didn’t concern them, but the contractions (that I get EVERYDAY ALL DAY) did bother them???? The only thing they told me is that I have an Irritable Uterus. This just means that I will continue to have issues until he is born but there isn’t anything they can do for it. Just something that I have to live with. Personally, I will continue to take it easy, but as long as they aren’t concerned with it then I guess I shouldn’t be either. Life must go on!
So I figured that I would take a second to update you on all the fun that’s been going on. Bryce and I have been busy traveling (again), I went to visit the new Dr. that was assigned to me, work has been crazy (still) and we are trying to plan for the next couple months.
Bryce and I went to Battiest Oklahoma (McCurtian County) with my Mom, Dad and Brother this past weekend. We stayed in a Cabin on Glover River. It was just to get away from it all and have a relaxing vacation. While we were there we fished, played games, grilled out and made smores over a bonfire. The first night the power went out due t a thunderstorm that blew through. Words can not describe how DARK it was!!! We were all joking that we could have slept with our eyes open it was so dark. Luckily we had our cell phones with us to help provide some sort of light. On Saturday we all went fishing on the river. The guys set up a trotline and we went to the dock to cast out. We only caught a few perch… Mom and I each caught about 4. That was the highlight of the fishing… impressed? Later that day we grilled out and played games because the weather was still icky. Sunday we packed up and headed home. We had a great mini vacation and it was very relaxing.
As you know, Bryce and I told the midwife that we would like to be referred out to an OB. Well, we had our first appointment with the new Dr. on the 20th. Bryce wasn’t able to come to the appointment so I invited my mom. Since I was meeting with a new OB I had made a list of questions for her (many of which were extremely random). I’m sure that she thought I was insane but I don’t care. I was actually pleasantly surprised by many things. First of all, she looks nothing like I would have pictured. She is a tall lady with a very strong handshake. She is very sweet, has a very calm tone of voice but, she has very little personality. She introduced herself to us and told us a little bit about her “philosophy”. She believes that God created women to have babies naturally (meaning vaginally) but that it’s her job to be there if something goes wrong. Her C-section rates are extremely low and she only prefers that method if there is an emergency. She said that she will do anything and everything to have the delivery go as I would like for it to. She went on to answer my questions and explain to me the Answering Service should I need them in an emergency. I was also able to find out that I can have as many people as I want in the room with me during the labor and delivery. I will not change rooms but instead will labor and deliver in the same room. After the birth I will be moved up to the Family Center and the baby will remain in the room with me at all times. They also have separate beds for the dad so they don’t have to sleep in a chair. Overall, I am very excited about it and I think that it will work out well. As much as I have prayed about it and as much as I have stressed about switching again, I really feel that the Lord is in control and I have to continue to trust in Him. My next appointment is June 18th and that is when I will do the Glucose test. They gave me the “juice” at this last appointment and told me to drink it 30 minutes before I get there on the 18th. I made the appointment for that morning so that I could drink that, pass the test and then eat. There is no way that I would be able to go the whole day without eating. I have also read that drinking the Glucola when it’s really cold is the best way to go, so that’s my plan.
Work has been keeping me busy and I don’t think that will change anytime soon. I was also finally able to talk to my boss and let her know that I do not plan on returning after the baby is born. Bryce and I talked and we both agree that July 31st (a Friday) is a good day to call it quits. That will give me a month at home before Kyah is due to arrive. My boss is amazing and she took it really well. To be honest, I think that she just assumed that I would stay at home with Kyah after he was born anyways. Now that she knows our plans, she is going to start the process of looking for someone to fill my position. The sooner she finds someone the sooner I quit. I LOVE my job so it’s really hard to say goodbye, but at the same time I know that I will love being at home with my little baby even more. If anything I can always come back to work here. She did give me the option to come back to work here in a different capacity after the first of the year. In that position I would be able to work part-time and bring Kyah with me. That way he would be with me all day. This is something that I am highly considering in the event that I don’t have enough to keep me busy at the house. If anyone knows me, you know that I have to stay busy. I don’t watch TV and I don’t sit. I have to be up and running, making or doing.
As for the traveling... Bryce is heading to LA today. He is going to visit his sister and brother-in-law. Tomorrow morning I am heading out with my mom to my cousin’s bridal shower. She lives about 3 ½ hours away but we still plan on making it a day trip. I just want a weekend to be at home. Thank GOD it’s a 3 day weekend!
I’ll try and be better about updating and posting pictures. Things will begin to slow down soon and I’ll have more time to focus on updating you.
So it's been a while since the last update, sorry about that. Things have been fairly busy again. Work has been keeping me extremely busy, though not overly active if that makes any sense. Time has just flown by and left me with no time to even think about blogging.
I just wanted to let you know that I will be going back to the Dr. for my next scheduled appointment on May 11th. I talked to the Midwife yesterday afternoon and she said that everything looked fine from the tests that were performed with the specialist. She told me that if I had anymore symptoms to call her but I have to say that I have been feeling great. I think that I just needed to take it easy for a few days and let my body recoup from all of the walking/hiking that we did in AK. I will be returning to work and I hope that this was just a strange event that doesn't happen again. To be honest, I'm not worried about it and I highly doubt that anything like this will happen during the remainder of the pregnancy. I just figure that since I have had a picture perfect pregnancy something had to happen to make me realize that I really am pregnant. I never have felt pregnant even though I can feel him kicking around and I'm getting bigger. But as far as activities are concerned, sleeping, etc... everything is just like it has always been. I really haven't had any discomforts at all. Maybe a little ache here and there but nothing major.