Sunday, August 24, 2014

The reason I didn't make it to Mass...

When I went to bed last night I had a feeling that I wasn't going to make it to Mass in the morning.  I wasn't feeling great and figured that I was coming down with something.  And I sneezed and felt that horrible pain from earlier in the pregnancy... but it went away quickly and everything seemed fine.

Until I woke up and found that it was back and in my head went over my doctor's advice to go straight to Labor and Delivery if it happened again...

It was pretty much the last thing I wanted to do because the pain would go from extreme to non-existent (my doctor thinks they're uterine adhesions) and during those moments when everything felt fine going to the hospital felt really, really silly.

But he said I absolutely should go if it happened again... and there was no denying that it was happening... and that I was feeling pretty sick from the pain... and so I went.

Thankfully the baby looked good.  Somehow I was dehydrated and my blood pressure was dipping when I stood up, which felts ridiculous because I drink water pretty much all day (yesterday I kept track and apart from juice I drank 144 ounces of water over the course of the day), so they hooked me up to an IV...

In other pregnancy news apparently my uterus was being "irritable" and they were concerned that I was in early labor.  But I explained that contractions are pretty much a fact of life all day, all the time from the second trimester onward (at least for the last three pregnancies).  

After about four hours of monitoring and a total of something like five hours on and off of watching HGTV it was time to head back home where I was greeted by a rather moody Patch who needed immediate Mommy cuddles to reassure him that everything was as it should be.

Starting to feel better... and ready to go home.

Now here's hoping for an uneventful seven weeks without any additional trips to Labor and Delivery before the big day!


  1. beeblockerson@yahoo.comAugust 25, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    Dress rehearsal? When I read the Facebook entry I thought you had the baby...and was relieved when I went to your blog to read the full report.
    Anyway, Patrick will probably not be too ready for the real thing, and now that you know how he might react, you can maybe head any crises off at the pass. (Maybe; who knows with little kids.)
    So glad you are alright. I'll be praying for you and ? James, (I think you mentioned this is that what you might name him).
    God bless. Take it easy. ~ Bonnie

  2. Scary but glad all is well! Prayers for you and sweet baby! :)


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