Sunday, September 13, 2009

Woe Is Me!

Well, today has been a tough one for me. For some reason this afternoon I got really nauseous. And surprisingly enough, it is hard to find a comfortable position for ultimate incubation maximization.

In other words...HELP! I think I am drowning.

I can't do anything, go anywhere, or even eat anything. Which aspect of this picture would be the worst part for you? I think loss of appetite is the most depressing of the three if you ask me. What can I say, I love food. I was finally able to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Unfortunately, sugary desserts don't have the appeal that they once did.

I weep.

At least I won't gain much more weight, right?

On Friday night I ended up taking myself to Labor and Delivery because I was having a lot of unprovoked contractions. I stayed up late watching television and at 11:45pm I started to count contractions, considering the fact that I had not moved for quite a while. Then the contractions followed at regular intervals: 12am, 12:10, 12:20, 12:28, 12:38. I got up and went to the bathroom to empty my bladder just in case. Then I laid down again and 10 minutes later, I had another one.

Rinar stayed home with the kids and I drove myself. I knew I was not in labor, but if I didn't get some intervention, I could end up that way. They hooked me up to the monitors and sure enough, I was having a lot of contractions. So, they did all their checking, did a FFN, put an IV in for fluids, and gave me 2 shots of muscle relaxers.

Can I just digress here and tell you how much I despise IV's? I mean, those things are torturous. They stay in your hand or arm and continually get more and more achy. I try not to think about it, but the more I don't think about it, the more my hand is screaming at me. When I go to give birth, I think I will be more terrified of the IV than anything else.

Anyway, after 2 hours of observation, the FFN (a swab test) came back negative. Hallelujiah. It is a test they do that has 99% accuracy to tell you if you will deliver in the next two weeks. As long as I take it easy I should be able to get to 35 weeks fairly easily.

There you go. I thought I would spice up this pregnancy for everyone a little bit. Now, I hope there are some good things to watch on television the next few weeks to keep my mind off of my impending misery.

One day at a day at a time.


bk said...

i agree. the "no eating" thing would definitely be the worst part. i know hoku is always sad about that too; when things don't taste as good as she knows they are!

Lindsay said...

I feel your pain. Hang in there -- it'll be over soon!

Eve said...

Ugh, sorry to here about the end-of-pregnancy-nothing-feels-right! I know how it feels for me, but with twins, its gotta be a little worse for you.

Sounds like you were having some very pesky braxton hicks. I know that mine have gotten stronger and more consistent with every baby I've been pregnant with. For Soren, it felt like early labor, and after two days, finally the *actual* labor started. It kind of wreaks havoc on your emotions cause you are not quite sure what your body is doin'!! Glad you got your reassurance with the test.

Hopefully posting about your frustrations can help you in stretching your pregnancy out as long as possible! Better than holdin' it all inside! Goodness knows you've got enough "inside" already, right?

Smoothie sounds nice...maybe I'll go make myself one.

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