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!