Saturday, March 03, 2007

23w2d Happily: Nothing to Report

Sorry for long time no post. To be honest it's mainly because Blogger is bugging the F out of me. Ever since switching over to the new "Google Login" things are messed up. So, I finally had the inclination today to deal with it.

Everything going well with the pregnancy thus far. I am looking forward to my next OB visit which is 8 days from now. I don't much like these "one month between visits"... It's so hard for a former IVF patient who was used to being monitored, scanned, poked and prodded every week at least. Especially now that we're getting further along, I can't help but have premature labor worries. I want to know how my cervix is doing and I hope the doc gives me regular fetal fibronectin (fFN) tests.

The other day we did make a trip to labor & delivery at the hospital (it was midnight). I was having some cramping for about 2 hours and when I called the doc on call, she said to wait another half hour and if no change, that I ought to go in. It didn't so we did. They put a monitor on me and for 2 hours detected NO contractions. But I was still having the cramping and ... well... passing lots of gas. So I guess we kinda know what that was now. But the thing is, I have heard that cramping and diarreah and general upset can come along with contractions, so I wasn't really sure. I think I have had a few contractions here and there, but they are not painful and not often. However, as you can plainly see, I don't really know what to expect and am a little skittish! The OB nurse who was dealing with me said I definitely did the right thing by coming in and that I should do so again if I ever had doubts.

Planning for the babies is coming along pretty well... getting things done and feeling a bit more relaxed about it all and less stressed in general (though there are days where I wouldn't say that :). It feels really good to be feeling more confident and happier about the way the future looks. It was rough being depressed through IVF and the beginning of this pregnancy. You BET I have done my research on post-partum depression and know where to go and to do it fast if I find myself in that place. Hoping for the best, but it is still a fear of mine. I sometimes talk about it with my therapist - which helps a lot and makes me feel less fearful and quite supported.

I am still swimming regularly and really love it - it feels great! I wish I had a pool in my backyard so I could swim all day long. Maybe I'll give birth to a couple of trouts. That would be weird.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to read an update from you! Sorry you had a trip to Labor and Delivery already but so glad it turned out to be nothing of concern. And don't feel badly about it just being a bit of gas. I went to the OB thinking I was leaking amniotic fluid turns out I peed my pants just a wee bit. Definitely go and gets anything that concerns you checked out - better safe than sorry.

Thalia said...

Also glad to hear from you, and delighted that everything seems ok. I've been to the ER for severe constipation and gas - they thought it was appendicitis!

Lut C. said...

Good to see you're doing well. I really hope the preparation for possible post-partum depression turns out unnecessary.

Good luck with the next scan!

x said...

Swimming would feel great, I wish we had a pool closer. Glad to hear that all is well with you and the babies.

Eva said...

Thanks for the updates. Glad all is well. I went through many of the things you mentioned -- I always felt better after a DR visit; stress rose the 2 weeks after; then as next visit approached I calmed down. I went to hospital about 7 times with contractions etc. starting at 16 weeks, those crazy kiddos of mine. They were always pleasant and like yours, said better safe than sorry. It's a nerve-wracking time but I'm happy things are well for the 3 of you and hope you continue to feel good.