Glad to be back.....

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Glad to be back.....

In a previous post, I shared the experience DH and I had with the registry. What I didn't share was that I was experiencing pain during that time. I thought it was related to the fibroids that I have. So I took some ibuprofen and thought it would help just as it did before. Well it didn't. The pain woke me up in the wee hours of the morning. Mostly the back pain. tried to deal with it the best that I could without waking DH. I manage as best as I could. Usually I wake up around 5:45am and just lay in bed until around 6:30. The pain was so bad that I decided to take a hot shower hoping it would ease the back pain. When it didn't I made up in my mind to buy a heating pad to take to work with me. As DH was driving me to work the pain worsened so I had him pull over so I could call the DR on call. We proceeded to Wal-mart which is 5mins from my job to get the heating pad while waiting on a return call. Well the oncall DR called and I was told to go to labor and delivery to be seen. While there, they monitored me for contractions and ordered an ultrasound. Had the ultrasound and thought everything was fine. However I was asked to get back on the bed to have more pics done by another nurse. DH asked if everything fine and was told by the nurse that they weren't allowed to discuss the results with us. We get back to labor and delivery and the DR comes in and orders something for the pain while he waits on the results from the u/s. He comes in and says that he has viewed them and that my cervix was measuring 1 inch which causes contractions and indicates a sign of early labor. He said that it was still closed but that I would have to be admitted. I couldn't stop the tears. How and why was this happening. To shorten this story a bit....I spent the last 4 days in the hospital on the perinatal high risk floor. Now I'm home but still on bed rest and I have to take medication to keep my cervix from shortening and progesterone shots (given by a nurse) once a week for the fibroids. AND I'm on bed rest. For how long I don't know.

I never would've predicted this happening. Especially at 20 weeks. Very glad and relieved that the baby is okay and my cervix has grown to 2.2 inches and remains closed. I surely missed you ladies.

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I'm sorry you're having to go through all that. Hopefully the bedrest will help and just be temporary!

gdsgft007's picture
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So do I. I know I won't be able to handle being on it for the rest of the pregnancy. That is too long and I only have 8 weeks of paid leave saved up.

Chris_85's picture
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oh I'm so sorry hon, I hope everything turns out just fine. I can only imagine being stuck on bed rest, but as long as baby is going good. T&P your way.

Jessica.'s picture
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Please know you'll be in my prayers tonight..:-(
I hope the bed rest pays off and labor comes in another 20 weeks! Take it easy. :bigarmhug:

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Praying for you right now, hun! How scary!!! So glad you are back with us, too and baby is still baking. I'll try and post some fun things to help pass your bedrest time away-- just take it easy and keep that baby baking.

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Oh my! I hope you are able to get off bed rest soon! Its so great that things are improving though! Keep us posted and feel better soon!!

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I hope that you feel better and get better soon.

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I'm sorry to hear this, but glad to hear that all is well with baby! I've been there done that with the bedrest...it stinks I know. Can you maybe apply for short term dissablilty?

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"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

Praying for you right now, hun! How scary!!! So glad you are back with us, too and baby is still baking. I'll try and post some fun things to help pass your bedrest time away-- just take it easy and keep that baby baking.

Thanks! That would be wonderful.

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"2confused" wrote:

I'm sorry to hear this, but glad to hear that all is well with baby! I've been there done that with the bedrest...it stinks I know. Can you maybe apply for short term dissablilty?

I am trying to do that now. Waiting for quotes from a few places I looked into.

Thank you so much ladies for your kind words and encouragement as well as the prayers. I/We really need them.

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Oh my goodness! I hope you don't have to stay on bedrest for too long and your cervix stays nice and closed.

I'll be praying for you.

I was on bedrest with DS for 2 weeks, around 22 weeks but thankfully was released. It was horrible. This would be a great time to pick up a new hobby like knitting or crocheting or cross stitching. There are some great videos for learning how to crochet and knit. Just check out YouTube.

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"VCoates" wrote:

Oh my goodness! I hope you don't have to stay on bedrest for too long and your cervix stays nice and closed.

I'll be praying for you.

I was on bedrest with DS for 2 weeks, around 22 weeks but thankfully was released. It was horrible. This would be a great time to pick up a new hobby like knitting or crocheting or cross stitching. There are some great videos for learning how to crochet and knit. Just check out YouTube.

Funny you would mention knitting and crocheting. I was in Kmart today(kinda cheated and went out. Felt like the walls were closing in on me. Sat in one of those electric carts the whole time though) and saw the cutest knitted booties for girls and thought to myself I should learn how to knit. I know how to crochet a little but I could use more lessons. Thanks for the suggestion. I am going to check it out.

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Praying for you and baby.