I had QUITE a week last week. Time for a bulleted list:
- On Thursday at about 3:00 I felt what I can only describe as menstrual like cramps. I was busy at work so I got some more water and started chugging. They did not go away and felt worse. I called my MFM after-hours service at 6:00 and she said to drink more water and if they did not go away, to come in. They did not go away and I went to the ER at about 7:00. I was TOTALLY intimidated – I guess after 20 weeks, they take you to labor and delivery and triage you. Yeah. I really, really do not want to see labor and delivery for at least another 14 weeks. So, I went in, they hooked me up to the monitor and the nurse said it looked like contractions. They checked my cervix – long and closed – and did a quick u/s to see heartbeats on the babies – the looked great. After time, the doctor said I was not having rhythmic contractions – it was more like an irritable uterus – there was action on the monitor but it was not “contraction – rhythmic like”. The cramping went away and I felt fine. BUT LET ME SAY THAT IT SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME. Really – I was really, really scared. But, all is quiet and I have done a ton of work around the house this weekend – it feels great to get some things done.
- Friday comes around – I wore a really cute grey maternity dress to work – I only had regular (not maternity) footless tights. So I put them on and even though they only came up halfway over my stomach, I thought it would be okay. I drove to work, went to the bank and got up to my office. I went to the bathroom and got really, really hot and felt like I was going to “pass out” – note – I have never “passed out” so now I know that I was not close in the bathroom – but really, really close later…I went to my office, pulled my dress up and used scissors to cut the top of the panty.hose – and decided I HAD TO go to Mac.y’s to get a pair of maternity footless tights. I got to the elevator, started going down, and it all went to hell – I could only hear my heart in my ears, I saw black spots and I stumbled against the wall – I then tried to rip my panty.hose off right there in the elevator (I work in a 42 floor building – how or why no one else was in there is a miracle) and I was totally out of it – the elevator stopped – I tried to get off but I could barely walk because my panty.hose was around my knees – I got back in the elevator and went back to my office – I did manage to get the hose completely off in the elevator. I got to my office – I was shaking and sweating so badly. I immediately called my doctor (they have to think I am nuts) and spoke to the nurse – she said it sounded like classic low blood sugar. I did have raisi.n bran for breakfast 2ish hours before but she said to eat – I did, some peanut butter crackers and a banana – I felt much better. BUT LET ME SAY THAT IT SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME. I was convinced that it was my panty.hose and that they cut off circulation and I killed the babies – the good thing is I felt them move after that – and the nurse actually laughed out loud when I said that was what I was afraid happened…yeah, they have to think I am crazy. I have not had any other episodes, thank goodness.
- My first baby shower is this weekend – I cannot believe that. Me. A baby shower. For me. Because I am pregnant – I feel so unbelievably lucky and just so amazed and grateful and hopeful and happy and just blissed out to be here.
- Finally, a belly pic at 22w2d: