Friday, February 27, 2009

21 weeks and counting

I had my 21 week appointment today and all is mostly well with the world. I personally decided that it was much, much easier to be pregnant when I was 20 and mostly stupid. Heart rate is fine ...no swelling ..bp perfect for the first time there although it's always normal when I check it at work. Weight is up 2 lbs ..which sucks ...because I'm going for a maximum of 15. Logically, 2 pounds half way through is actually very good, I think, but now is when the beebe starts to pack on the pounds so I am nervous. Measuring 1 week behind.

I've been having a myriad of symptoms which are driving me mostly nuts. I have this very intense low pubic pain that is present whenever I stand or move my legs in any way. The friend/OB thinks it's because I had a complete diastasis with the golden child ...so my uterus tipped forward through the muscle and is sitting on the bone. I don't know if I agree with that ..but ...whatever. We'll see. Last week, I had this very horrible accident while peeing. Seriously. That is a dangerous activity, apparently. I tried to stand up and had what I thought at the time was a massive either 1) blood clot in my right lung or 2) the most intense muscle spasm I've ever had. The pain was so severe I couldn't breathe or move or walk or get off the toilet without assistance. Had I been able to move, I would have gone to the hospital. Once I decided it was muscle, I called the OB and they had me take a muscle relaxer and I spent the rest of the day alternating between coma and thinking that the baby was most likely dead from the med. Fun times. So ...then the pain mostly went away but I still felt kind of tender ...like I'd been hit in the ribs with a baseball bat. Fast forward to today ...

My OB always has you carry your own pee cup and pee before you get there. At some point and time yesterday, I realized that I was peeing approximately 2 teaspoons at a time and nothing more though there was no pain or anything. So at work this morning, I dipped my urine and almost had a stroke because it was full of protein, blood, and ketones. Like ..crazy amounts of all of the above. So then I pee like 2 hours later in the OB's cup, drive to the appointment and there's only a trace of protein. Whatever. I'm puzzled. She's thinking that maybe all of the symptoms are related and I have a kidney stone or two. Fun times. Lots more testing ahead.

They made an appointment to go back to the MFM for a repeat scan. She wrote "cardiac views" on the order but I'm thinking she'll cross that out and write "crazy mama reassurance" before I actually get to the appointment.

I have approximately 22 posts half written and not published about ..you know ..non-pregnancy related things but can't seem to find the motivation to finish them. Some day.

2 comments:

strongblonde said...

oh girl. :( you're not crazy. you're just *concerned* and have every right to be. :) so sorry that you have had to go through all of this. i can't believe that you are only up 2 lbs though. that has to be some sort of record!!!

jealous that you didn't have to go to clinic today. i am sitting here listening to the crazy cc of the next pt being roomed. oh gawd!

White Picket Fences said...

Okay ...I need to clarify the 2 pounds. Remember that I was down 12 in the first trimester ...so my NET is up 2 pounds. So umm..not great by any stretch. The nausea was replaced by insatiable hunger ..which is now back to normal...so we'll see!

I almost hate knowing what I'm walking into in clinic before I get there. Some are beyond crazy and/or intimidating or both!