Wednesday, September 4, 2013

17 weeks and Bedrest

By some miracle this rainbow baby has been holding on.  Other than being diagnosed with Hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme nausea and vomiting) and a bladder/kidney infection things have been going well.  My activity level was strictly limited to walking or swimming only, but at least I was able to still do a lot of stuff without any complications.

Last week right around the beginning of my 17th week I had a bad evening with my vomiting.  My vomiting becomes very violent (thanks to my CVS).  After I had my episode things felt very off, my back and my stomach muscles hurt, not my normal stretching for endo pain, but not really anything crampy.  I wasn't totally freaked, but I knew something was off. Thanks to my Doppler I knew baby was still doing great, so I waited a few days, but the pain became too bad and so I had to get checked out.

I was so nervous driving to get looked at, yet I somehow felt some peace.  Thankfully once there they quickly confirmed that everything was fine with baby and so then we moved onto the problem.  It turns out that thanks to my violent vomiting episode I pulled a muscle in my back and my abs.  In most women this wouldn't even be a big deal, but because of my endo and the history of my stupid uterus wanting to contract and get rid of everything this could lead to early labor, so for now I'm on a modified bed rest regimen.  I'm not allowed on my feet for more than 30 minutes daily.  It's been frustrating, but for baby I'm willing to do anything, and thankfully my wonderful husband has been more than willing to help out.  This weekend he did laundry, washed, dried, folded, and put away!  He then washed dishes and emptied the trash.  I had to ask him to do these chores, but he did them without complaints and did them well.

Hopefully my muscles will heal quickly and I can go back to my normal limited duty which will at least allow me to do some basic around the house.  This will be very helpful because it is possible escrow is closing on Sept. 11 (oh yeah, surprise we are in escrow!) and we will be moving.  It will be very hard for me to just sit and watch everybody else do all the work in our house also there is no way I want my husband organizing our new house!

I will try to do better at updating.  That's it for now.