Friday, April 3, 2009

Two AM Ramblings

It's currently 2 in the morning ...and I have to be up and at work in 5 hours. I can't sleep. I slept for about an hour and then woke up in quite excruciating right upper quadrant abdominal pain that immediately made me think "HELLP" syndrome. Now that the thought is there ...the anxiety is preventing sleep more than the pain, even. It's stupid. I don't know what possessed me to watch ER tonight other than the fact that it was the last episode ...but it's never good to watch a pregnant woman die during delivery when you are know ..pregnant.

The last couple of weeks have been interesting. I went into some pre-term labor last Sunday for a little more than an hour ...contractions every 3 minutes or so for an hour that were fairly uncomfortable. The next day my cervix had started to thin and I've been a paranoid freak ever since. I've had a couple of random contractions here and there which I always immediately drown with about 2 quarts of water.

The pain is actually much better now that I'm sitting up and hunched forward with my elbows on my knees. Maybe I'll try and catch some quick z's like this. Otherwise ..I'm going to have to call in to work in the morning ...and I can't stand that idea :/. Wish me luck.


Amanda said...

Sorry to hear you are having scary symptoms so early. I hope that don't progress.

Upper right quadrant pain is often due to gallbladder problems and those often turn up during pregnancy.

I watched the last ER too... it was tough with the mom dying, but it was equally as hard to be reminded about Joshua's stillbirth. Oh did I cry.

Searching for Serenity said...

Oh dear. You've got a lot going on right now. No wonder you can't sleep. Hopefully you can rest up this weekend.

Take care.

SS said...

So sorry you're feeling bad. Hoep you got some sleep and made it to work.