Baby is okay, but I had a terrible night last night.
We're on vacation in Colorado. It's a business vacation so we get to splurge here and there for "business meetings" at fancy restaurants. Anyway, last night we went to the most amazing place. First, you take a gondola to the top of a mountain, then you take a snowcat on a short ride through the snowy, mountains to a lodge nestled overlooking the mountains and town. It's gorgeous. Doesn't it sound wonderful? It's like something out of The Bachelor. We went with another couple (that knows I'm pregnant).
I was a bit hungry on the way there, but okay. I had been nauseated in the morning so I had taken a zofran and colace (because zofran stops me up terribly). I brought zofran along, just in case. As we waited for our first course (of a 4 course gourmet meal), I started getting crampy and super hungry. I was happy when they brought us some bread because I figured that would settle my stomach. It didn't.
What followed was awful. I could only eat like one or two bites of every course - delicious, fancy shrimp, cheesy ham with roasted tomatoes, homemade sorbet, elk with crusted mac n cheese, and the most beautiful chocolate creation I've ever seen. Everything had so much flavor. The other people at the table ended up eating all my food while I visited the bathroom.
Has anyone ever had to use a bathroom with an autoflush while dealing with sickness? It's not pleasant. I had to kneel far away from the toilet or I'd get flushed sporadically. It was comical to me at the time it was so bad. My friend had to come in and get me when our snowcat came to pick us up. That was not a fun ride back down the mountain.
When we got back into town, I was feeling too sick to deal with the in-town bus so we walked. I started getting TERRIBLE cramps. That's never fun in pregnancy. I felt like I needed to pass gas, but I didn't. At one point I wanted to sit down in the snow to get sick, but I kept moving.
We finally got back to our room and I couldn't even change my clothes myself. My DH made a little nest for me on the bathroom floor where I stayed for a couple of hours. I eventually was able to pass gas a couple of times while I was laying down and then fell asleep. That makes me think that my body wasn't responding well to the colace and that's hopefully what was causing the cramps.
I woke up feeling fine this morning. That's great, but worrisome. I only felt sick yesterday so far so it's not like I've had weeks of morning sickness and then suddenly nothing. The cramps worry me, but again, they weren't paired with any bleeding and I felt better after passing gas. Ugh! I wish I was a couple of weeks further along so I could use the doppler for some reassurance.
I can't wait until this vacation is over. I haven't seen my kids since last Saturday and now our flights changed so I won't see them until Sunday. That's way too long to go without baby snuggles. Plus, I've relaxed enough and can't ski in my condition. Anyway, I thought you guys might be entertained and sympathetic to last night's plight.