Thursday, September 3, 2009

It's been a fun week

So, I'm a few days late in posting my weekly update. As you read my blog I'm sure you'll figure out why, lol.

On Monday, I had to fly to LA for business. Day was fine but I found that I did not have near the energy I normally did and was flat out exhausted by 8 and in bed. Tuesday, the fun began. I noticed that I had to use the bathroom every 30 minutes and after doing set up for only about 30 minutes, I was flat worn out. But I made it through the day. During dinner, I noticed a sharp pain in my back, and shrugged it off thinking it was just sore from all over doing it. In the middle of the night, I woke up with the pain even worse and to add to it, some strong pelvic pain. The pelvic pain lasted about 2 hours and then went away but it was enough to make me concerned, so I called the doctor when I got up yesterday morning. I was still going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. I figured doc would just tell me it's normal, no worries, you are stressing, blah blah blah. Much to my surprise, they informed me I needed to get to the hospital as they suspected I had a UTI or could be going into labor. I think my body hates me sometimes, lol.

So thanks to my wonderful co-workers, a few stayed behind and managed the booth for me and another drove me to an urgent care center. We figured it'd be a quicker trip in and out by visiting urgent care since I was fairly certain it was the UTI. After a 2 hour wait, I was called back and told to go to the hospital without even seeing the doctor because they won't treat women over 20 weeks pregnant. So we drove over to a local hospital. Much to my surprise, I was called back 10 minutes after I arrived and brought up to...labor and delivery!! I'm thinking, talk about service, I expected a 2 hour wait and just a regular ER doc. 20 minutes later I was hooked up to a machine to check for contractions and monitor Shrimp's heartbeat. Drew blood, peed in a cup, given dinner (!) and a bed and a tv, 90 minutes later I was informed, yup, UTI, given medication and sent home. Well, back to my hotel room anyway. I was pleasantly surprised at the speed with which it all went. I don't know if this hospital just has it's stuff together and can triage well or if they just err on the side of caution and assume that a 21 week pregnant woman with my symptoms is in labor, so send her up to the specialist. Whatever, I was in my bed by 9:30 with orders to "take it easy." We'll see how well that goes, lol.

Shrimp at 21 weeks:

Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10.5 inches long - the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and if you're having a girl, her vagina has begun to form as well.

Let's hope next week isn't quite so active!

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