I thought for sure this pregnancy would be easier since I didn't truly have hypermesis this time around. . I was wrong.
EIGHT DAYS IN A HOSPITAL.
What a nightmare! I had a checkup with my doctor because I'm on class C meds that could possibly cause bad side effects so I see my midwife more often than usual. I mentioned feeling contrax that were probably Braxton Hicks (wasn't sure, never really experienced them before- both my labors had to be induced for medical reasons, my body doesn't go into labor easily on it's own) but my BP was also elevated to 133/91 so I got hooked up to a monitor- a few contractions registered.
Sent to the ER, since if I was actually IN labor, it'd be a late term miscarriage. They stopped and I got held again to change my medications. Bipolar meds are so risky in pregnancy, I guess they have to be watched now everytime they change them.
Anyways, I'm back. No labor for me, but I'm on 2 week appointments and monthly with my high-risk since my BP is starting to rise again and I developed pre-e at 21 weeks last time. I felt so stupid- I've only had contractions from Pitocin drips, I didn't know what a real contraction felt like. I thought I was coming down with a stomach virus- it felt like a low kidney infection with severe stomach cramps.
Partial bedrest and I quit my job. I lost MORE weight so now I'm down 8 lbs total from my starting weight. Baby girl is siphoning everything I eat and I just can't keep down the extra calories to make up for it. I just can't eat alot at one time or even frequently. My "big" ultrasound is scheduled for Wednesday so they'll make sure again she's growing correctly. I popped- I look about six months along most days IMO.
I seem to be full of all kinds of drama don't I? Blah- here's to more smooth sailing! Now on to catch up!