Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekend fun

Adam and I went to Hagerstown for the weekend, specifically to go to his cousins wedding but also to hang out with the in-laws (rather I was hanging with the in-laws, Adam was just hanging with his parents ;~)... here is a picture of us with Cori (bride) and Casey (groom)

Aunt Vicki, Sandy and I

Adam and I

Sandy and the adorable Gracie! Seriously one of the best behaved babies I have ever been witness to... happy go lucky all the time!

Joe (Adam's dad) and Gracie... seriously, what a cute picture!

Gracie and what looks like a self portrait...

Gracie's older brother and sister, Noah and Madyson cooling off in the pool.

The wedding was very nice... Casey and Cori couldn't have asked for a better day! All in all the weekend was good... except for Saturday night....

When I laid down to go to sleep I had pain in my lower abdomen which I thought was just gas pain. I tried to ignore it and get some sleep... not so much... it got worse and worse until I was literally in tears from the pain. Adam was looking all over the internet to try to figure out what was wrong with me as well as checking to see what medications his mom had in the house. While he was up, his mom woke up and Adam filled her in on what was going on... while he was out of the room I looked at his computer and read the following:

"Round ligament pain is generally a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting, dull ache that you may feel on one or both sides of your lower abdomen or deep in your groin, usually starting in your second trimester. It happens when the ligaments that support your uterus in your pelvis stretch and thicken to accommodate and support its growing size.You may feel a short jabbing sensation if you suddenly change position, such as when you're getting out of bed or up from a chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. Or you may feel a dull ache after a particularly active day, if you've been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity. Call your caregiver if this discomfort continues even after you've rested."

If they added "you feel like your insides are being pressed with a hot iron and knife alternately and tears are streaming down your face" they would have described me to a T.

We called the doctor just to be safe but she (the 'on call' doc) seemed to dismiss it as round ligament pain as well... (would have liked a little more concern on her part but whatever). At this point it is 2 in the morning and I have had chamomile tea, 2 tylenol and a heating pad on my side for an hour and the pain is starting to lessen. Sandy goes back to bed and Adam tries to get some sleep... I eventually fall asleep around 2:30 - 3 but am awakened at 5:30 with a fresh round of searing pain... I cry more and once I can stomach the pain enough, I flip the heating pad back on and try to wait it out... I guess somewhere around 6:30 - 7 I feel back asleep. I woke up again around 9 but under normal circumstances, thank God!

Adam found out that once you have an episode like this, you can be prone to recurrences so I still feel apprehensive about moving sharply or suddenly which 'they' say can bring it on but, thank the Lord, I haven't had another episode yet! All of this I take as yet another indication for me to slow down!


Carrie and Scott said...

I've had sharp pains too...when getting up suddenly. But never to the point where it lasted along time. I'm glad everything is ok now. I'll watch out for it. I'm a few weeks behind you. Isn't tomorrow the big appointment?

Carrie and Scott said...'re bump is looking so cute!

kathi said...

The bride is gorgeous, but babe, she doesn't compare to you with that sweet little belly you've got goin' there. Too cute!!

I'm so sorry for you pain. Geeze, I never had that, not that I can remember anyway...but what they say is true, once you've had the baby you don't really remember a lot of the bad stuff.

I'd just encourage you not to set the heating pad very high, in fact, ask your dr. about it because I'd used it for lower back (I put on 70 pounds, my back didn't like me much) and the dr. told me no heating pads and no hot, hot water. That was 18+ years ago, they may say something different now.

Praying for you!

LoveLladro said...

carrie- thanks about the baby bumb looking cute! yesterday was the big appointment and we have some awesome pictures (that still need to be scanned in ;~) hopefully soon!!

kathi - thanks so much for the compliment! i was pretty excited when i saw that picture and could really see the bump! i actually talked to the doc yesterday and he said if it works use the heating pad but really ice should work better so IF there's a next time we may try the ice... thank God nothing so far!