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The sickness has returned!!!!!!! Holy god and it isn't alone. I have another TMI type problem that I'll leave to the imagination. Suffice it to say both issues have me miserable in the bathroom for long periods of time, and then I have to pee... :doh:

This has been a crummy week doctor appointment wise too. I was referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist this month and saw him the fist week of Jan. He was an @$$ then and it was not a fun experience. Got an ultrasound which took forever because apparently in addition to trying to see Nicholas they are also trying to see what my NEXT baby will look like as well and the tech wasn't especially gentle about it. After she was done I spent another 30 min or so enduring a training session for two interns, WTF, Should I like get a discount or something for being a guinea pig - this isn't a teaching hospital! Anyway my mother dominated my appt that day and I ended up being prescribed phenobarbital and vit. K for the control/prevention of pre-eclampsia related seizures. I do not by the way have Pre-E at this time nor do I have or have I ever had a seizure. He wrote this script based solely on my MOTHER'S medical history and fed me a load of B.S. about how it would have no effect on baby, and then it was oh well, yeah it will have a slight sedative type effect. Then it was welllll, it also makes them really really really really abnormally low in vit. K so that's why we're putting you on that and in spite of the fact that you can't remember to eat every day you'll need to remember to take this stuff four times a day. Sheesh!

Long story short I took the script home and then opted not to fill it before talking to my own doctor. She agree'd I didn't have to take it if I didn't want to and that she understood where I was coming from. My mother wasn't monitored as closely as I have been, she DID have pre-e symptoms but she was only being seen every 4 weeks during her pregnancy. So when they caught the condition it was waaayyy to late. I go three times a week... We should, god willing, have a warning before I got to the point of seizures nd perm. damage to my body or baby.

So I go back to see the specialist Tuesday after seeing my doctor on Monday. He was such a jerk!! He got really ugly when he found out that I had not started the pheno script and he wouldn't even allow me to address why. All I could think was - HOW in the world have you not been seriously injured talking to an upset hormonal pregnant lady like that?? Anyway he made me cry and it was just an awful morning. He set me up for a follow up in two weeks on the 3rd, which I am going to call and cancel on Monday. My OB told me today I didn't have to go back since the 3rd of Feb marks day one of week 37 which she thinks might be where she goes ahead and calls it, depending on how baby is doing of course.

Meanwhile I have been having contractions, that I cannot feel al of the time, but have become productive and I am beginning to dilate which they don't especially want but it isn't the end of the world since it doesn't mean labor is imminent. We go twice a week for baby visits as I call them, they put me on two monitors. One to listen in and 'visit' with Nicholas, and one to monitor contraction activity. Nicholas wasn't up for his visit this morning and was being a bad baby lol. He wouldn't wake up at all and they couldn't get the reading from him they needed to know everything was ok in there. Sooo after an hour 1/2 they had to do an ultrasound to see what if anything the problem was. He's fine, just being stubborn this morning I guess. LoL, Guess he comes by that honest lol mommy and daddy are both stubborn.

Tonight I can feel cramps and they are starting to annoy me. John doesn't understand so I took a needle and poked him through his boxers (while he was asleep, NO WAY would he have let me get that close awake), just above his little john. He jumped about three feet and I said, there thats what it feels like, don't be insensitive! I do believe he thinks I have lost my mind. I almost had to cut my wedding rings off my finger yesterday because all of a sudden my hands and ankles decided it would be a good time to blow up like balloons... OMG! So now, yay, my doctor gets one more thing to worry about since sudden swelling like that is a pre-e symptom that I am supposed to be on the lookout for. In the last two weeks I have also begun to gain weight like crazy, also a pre-e symptom. I've gained five whole pounds between friday and Tuesday this week and I have hardly eaten lol. Nicholas hasn't grown that much, he's still in the five pound range as near as they can tell. I've had three ultrasounds this week alone just to check on him and do fluid checks. I've lost count of the number of ultrasounds I've had now... I have tons of pictures but in the past couple you can't see anything really. He's too big and in an position that isn't great for photo ops. The good news about that is that he as of Tuesday is no longer face up - whew, I've read that makes labor harder. He's now low, head down, and facing my back.

I asked my doctor where the reset button on my uterus was, I think I need to start over and then stay away from hubby!! Her response was to ask me about an epidural... which she followed by 'I kind of highly suggest one' . I almost fell off the table trying not to puke and laugh at the same time. I asked her if I could have a martini or two instead :p All the better if I could have those brought in while I am taking advantage of the hydro tub with the massaging jets for pain management they have.

On the brightside, I went and purchased a bottle of Evening primrose oil tonight to try and help get things ready down there. Not get anything started, just get it ready. I have been wanting icecream for a while now and we bought the cheap-o walgreens brand chocolate chip cookie dough. I don't usually care for it but I just grabbed one. Oh My Gosh! It's the best ice cream EVER!! I have a new favorite food, whooo!
 

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lol, I know you're going through a lot with all of this, but you always seem to come and re-tell it in such a funny way, even if it's a cringing sorta funny at time!!! lol.

The time is drawing closer now! Oh, lil Nicholas is gonna have SOOOO many 'aunties' from all over the world who he's never met after all this! lol
 

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hehe, well its supposed to be funn FD... WELL for other people anyway :p Laughter is the very best medicine afterall and if you could have seen the specialist... he looks like this big goofy dork of a guy but he's soooooo serious. I guess because of all the high risk major malfunctions of pregnancy he has to deal with every day it might not be appropriet ... or however u spell that, for himto maintain a sense of humor in the office. ?? I'mglad my nurse and OB and all of the nurses at the birthing center can laugh with me though. It's going to be really bad I hear, the induction I mean, so might as well laugh while I can. I'm sure I'll have an in labor post too since they have free wireless internet there :)
 

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Tonight I can feel cramps and they are starting to annoy me. John doesn't understand so I took a needle and poked him through his boxers (while he was asleep, NO WAY would he have let me get that close awake), just above his little john. He jumped about three feet and I said, there thats what it feels like, don't be insensitive! I do believe he thinks I have lost my mind

A little deranged........but funny as s***. Your a mess! :)
 

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Tonight I can feel cramps and they are starting to annoy me. John doesn't understand so I took a needle and poked him through his boxers (while he was asleep, NO WAY would he have let me get that close awake), just above his little john. He jumped about three feet and I said, there thats what it feels like, don't be insensitive! I do believe he thinks I have lost my mind

A little deranged........but funny as s***. Your a mess! :)
OOOOH Ya a wee bit deranged but funny as heck ! I am excited for you !
 

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Thanks for the laughs! I hope things go really well for you till that sweet baby is in your arms. What an experience! Makes me VERY glad I'm not pregnant! LOL!
Loved the surprise for hubby! I hope he appreciates your brilliance! :)
 

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Tonight I can feel cramps and they are starting to annoy me. John doesn't understand so I took a needle and poked him through his boxers (while he was asleep, NO WAY would he have let me get that close awake), just above his little john.
OMG, LMAO. You are as deranged as my friend who rubbed catnip on her husband's pyjamas.
 

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If it helps - I had an induction and it wasn't really bad (but maybe yours is for other reasons?). The nice part was, they started monitoring me from the get go so they could stay on top of pain managment - always a plus. I feel for you girl, you've really had it rough!!!
 

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Thank you for your post. I really needed a laugh and you did provide one. I know preg problems are not fun at all but hang in there the reward is wonderful.
 

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Oh you are so close... How exciting and frustrating and scary all at the same time!!

I've had two babies and my first one was a problem pregnancy. Not like yours, but I definitely had my problems!

My Cousin had a couple of horrible pregnancies and could probably REALLY relate! I'll be happy to share her email with you, privately if you need someone to talk to. She is going to nursing school and is getting very good at all this!! (Now after she's had two healthy babies and has had her tubes tied...)
 

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hang in there the reward is wonderful.
A friend of mine had a baby about a month ago. She was induced and progressed reasonably quickly. She had to push for four hours which was the hardest part of course. Less than five minutes after baby was out the nurse leaned over her and said " Now wasn't that worth it?" She didn't think so at the time, she had only just met her baby. LoL. I thought to myself OMG, I just went through x hours of pain and hard work and my reward is a creature that will be sucking and biting on parts of my body, cries, cries in the middle of the night, poops frequently, and is likely to be expensive in the long haul.... Yeah, that was worth it! LoL

Now, a month later she thinks it was worth it but a few minutes after delivery she wasnt so sure LoL.
 
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