Friday, November 7, 2008

To bedrest I go

I've been having some aches and pains all week. I've also felt faint if I stand for too long. Nothing really out of the ordinary but, since they weren't going away, I figured I should contact my doctor.

I called him up this morning and he was able to fit me in after Marion's pediatrician appointment. She's still trying to get rid of a cough she's been working on for almost six weeks now.

After a short trip to Marion's doctor, we headed over to my doctor. Marion was in a rare foul mood. Very anxious and everything set her off. She was hysterical most of the morning. A great time for us to be out and about.

The doctor came out and witnessed some of her tantrums. He looked at me, shook his head, and said, "This is the cause of your cramps, no?"

I tried to explain that she is normally a very happy child. But the screaming, bumbling, crying mess behind me didn't really project that image.

One of the nurses watched Marion while I went into the examining room. Marion was much happier with her anyway.

First, the good news. No more placenta previa. Yay!

Now, the really bad news. My pain was caused by a portion of the placenta tearing away. Normally I'd include a link here explaining what this is in more detail but googling information on it is pretty scary. No need to spread that cheer.

My doctor asked me if I could go straight to the hospital. But with the little terror in the next room and Brian at work, that was a no go. So we devised a plan that includes me going on immediate bedrest, taking it easy, and trying to relax. I go back on Monday to check the status.

Obviously baby 2.0 is already conscious of being the second child and does not want to live in Marion's shadow in any way, shape, or form. Hey, I can understand that. But couldn't we have gone the normal pregnancy route? That would have been nice.

10 comments:

Katie said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this! I hope everything looks much better when you go back!

stacy said...

Take it easy! No unpacking or running around Ikea! I hope it resolves soon...

Sarah said...

I'm so sorry Meghan! What are you planning on doing with Marion? Can you get help around the house? I have a feeling McDonald 2.0 is going to be even feistier than Marion ;)

Colleen said...

oh no! i hope things start looking up soon, this baby is going to be a handful i can feel it!!!

mrsmac said...

thanks everyone! i'm a little scared of the feistyness potential of this one... god help brian and i!!! :-)

Lisa said...

Oh, gosh, I am so sorry about this. Fingers crossed that it gets better very soon!

De Campo BC said...

I’m glad your placenta thing is back in place. Sorry to hear about the bed rest and hope you’re feeling better soon!

On a side note, I feel like by just reading your blog I’m able to forgo any parenting classes I may be asked to take later in life. Between your blog and my minor in WMST I should be unstoppable. (laughs menacingly)

oma said...

I know its scary. Bed rest means BEDREST... Having done this for 6 weeks I can imagine what 4-5 months mean. Anything we can do let us know

mom said...

Hang in there Meghan. I know it's hard now, being over there, but it's just a phone call and I'm on the next plane....

Oma is right...bedrest !
Hopefully this placenta will behave and grown stronger.

Love you so much,
Mom

mrsmac said...

thanks again everyone!!! and brendan, that is a scary thought. :-)