I know it’s Tuesday, but I’m guessing that you also notice that no new posts went up yesterday. I had every intention of getting at least one new post up, but it didn’t happen. Instead, I decided to spend the afternoon in my doctor’s office hooked up to a fetal monitor.
On Sunday, I woke up and discovered that I was completely broken out in hives. It turned out, I had a reaction to the antibiotic I had been on for the previous 6 days. I took Ashley to church, and drove to my mother in law’s house so I would be close to the hospital if the reaction got worse. I spent the day completely doped up on Benadryl to help with the hives. After church that night, we left my husband’s truck at my mother in law’s house and he drove all of us home.
On Monday, we drove back to my mother in law’s house to get hubby’s truck. We went in and chatted for awhile, and I noticed that my contractions were coming very regularly – 2 to 3 minutes apart, and they were strong. In between each contraction, and every time I moved or the baby moved, I would have this horrible sharp pain in my stomach. It made no sense to me, because when you touched that area of my stomach, all you could feel was the baby.
I called the doctor’s office and asked if the doctor could just check my cervix and verify that the contractions weren’t doing anything. They had me come in right away, and they hooked me up to the fetal monitor. Lying on my back caused the sharp pain to be even more consistent, and it HURT. The doctor checked my cervix once and hour for 3 hours, and I never dilated. Crazy how my contractions can be off the charts, but not do a dang thing to my cervix. He said that the good news is that the baby is still really high, so it doesn’t appear that I’ll be delivering a baby any time soon. Since I’m not even 34 weeks pregnant yet, that is very good news.
The bad news is, I tore my round ligament in my stomach, which is what is causing that terrible pain. He’s guessing that walking up and down my driveway every day is what’s done it. So, I need to avoid my driveway as much as possible, (which means I’ll be stuck at home for weeks on end now), and I need to not pick up Lucy or Parker. He also said no playing basketball or volleyball – at least until the baby is born. 🙂
I had been doing SO great with this pregnancy. Thank heavens I’ve only got about 6 more weeks to go, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a very long 6 weeks!
Now to get caught back up around here! Thanks again for your patience!