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Sunday, August 22, 2010

August ICLW

Hello, hello!!! I know, a day late, but I'm always a little behind. I want to say thank you in advance for visiting. A short version of my story is to the right, here's the longer version. Right now I am 19 weeks 6 days pregnant with our baby boy...Jackson.

First of all, I haven't scanned my ultrasound pics yet. For the record, my desk is also completely covered with stuff I have to deal with, so I guess I'm just behind.

I worked on Friday, and C helped me. This is the first time he has really helped me with work. I think it went ok. There was a lot of bending and stooping for me because I had all the day lily and hosta flowers stems to cut at multiple properties. Then yesterday, we had my cousin's wedding, and I did a lot of standing. I paid for it today! C and I had gone to do some shopping for him. (This in itself is a huge deal, because he usually does not do any clothing shopping at all! I just buy and We hadn't even been at it that long and we were headed back to the car, I started to have some pretty uncomfortable pain on the right side. When I got in the car, I was able to recognize that it was coming from to the right of my belly button, and it was tender to the touch. My first instinct was gas. I've definitely had pain like this from gas before. We headed to P.anera to grab some lunch and I tried to massage it, move around, etc. I felt better after getting up and walking into P.anera, but worse again when I got into the car. When we got home, I layed down and took a little nap, hoping that would make it go away, I laid on my left side. When I got up, it was still there! And pretty sharp. So, I called the doctor. My guess was that this was some sort of stretching/crowding pain. There are only 4 OB's in my area and on the weekend and nights they all rotate being on call. My OB wasn't on today, but the OB I had when I was pregnant with Wyatt was on call. Awkward!!! I would think that someone like that would totally understand why I couldn't go back to that office, based just on the fact that that was where I found out we'd lost Wyatt, but he's strange! Anyway, he called right back and I explained who I was, said, that maybe he remembered me (um, I assumed he would, because he probably doeasn't have many patients with late second trimester losses each year!). He just said, "Yeah, I remember you." Anyway, he said it has something to do with the height of my uterus and my belly button being irritated by the expanding uterus, but I should follow up with my Doctor tomorrow. It's till painful, but I took it easy for the rest of the evening.

C has officially banned me from most work and so I need to write a letter to my clients explaining the situation. I honestly haven't even told some of them I'm pregnant. Mainly because I really never see them anyway.


  1. Oh sweetie that must have been a scary experience. Could it be ligament pain? Sometimes I get this really sharp pain on either side of my belly button that does not go away straight away. Anyway, I am sure your doctor will have you all checked out and reassure you today.

    I don't blame C for banning you from doing any more work.. he sounds like such a good man! Cannot wait for your update and in the meantime.. try to take it as easy as you can (I know easier said than done!)

  2. I'm glad you will take work's that whole "Probably ok, but not sure, so don't want to take any chances thing," that gets me... Hope the follow-up with your doctor gives you reassurance that it's what that other doctor said.

  3. Sorry about the pain, but I'm glad that the doctor thinks it's just a normal growing uterus thing!

    ICLW #2

  4. Glad to hear your rainbow baby is doing well, though sorry about the pain. Many good wishes sent your way.

    -ICLW #74

  5. What a rough road you've traveled. Sorry to hear about the pain you had but I am very glad to hear the doc doesn't think it is serious. Praying for you and your rainbow baby, Jackson.

    #28 ICLW

  6. Happy ICLW! Hope you got to follow up with your doc today, and that you're feeling both better and reassured by your meeting.

    Take care,
    lady pumpkin (#134)

  7. Hoping that the pain is a little better today. I know I had a lot of stretching etc pain with the twins.
    Let us know how you are...ok????

  8. Hope that your pain goes away soon, and that your follow up visit is good. I'm so sorry about your sweet baby boy, and pray that all goes well with Jackson. Looking forward to following your journey!

    ICLW #172

  9. Happy ICLW! Congrats on your pregnancy - I'm about 3 weeks behind you with a boy also. I'm jealous you've agreed on a name already - dh and I are still battling that one out!

  10. *hugs* It is so nervewracking to question every pain that occurs when you go through pregnancy after loss. I hope you are feeling better