House Arrest... day 1.5

Well I just got back from the perinatologist. The baby is fine! That is, if you consider that he weighs 6lbs 8oz and has 8 weeks left to grow fine. Holy Hannah... they weren't kidding when they said I'd have a 10lb baby if they took him 2 weeks early. YOWZERS!!

I'm fine too. The specialists think the pain is mostly due to the endometriosis I've had for years. Endometriosis isn't just on your ovaries and female organs. It can develop other places too. Like on my intestines. And.. since every organ in my body has been moved to make room for the baby, everything is a new spot and is being stretched... there's lots of pain. yay.

There's nothing that can be done about the pain other than to take Tylenol... my new best friend. Seriously. I have a bottle of it upstairs, downstairs, in the car, and at my desk. No, I'm not overdosing and I am keeping VERY good track of when I take it. The specialist also said that drinking Diet Coke wouldn't be a cause and that I can resume drinking whatever my "normal" is. But... to be safe I'm keeping up with drinking water and very much limiting my soda intake.

4 comments:

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Oh Heather you poor thing!! Take care of your self! Hugs!

Heather said...

Glad to hear it's not more serious, and that Silver Bella is still going to be graced with you and the bean!

Charlene said...

Poor thing! Sorry about the pain! Glad you still get to go to SB. I miss the group getting together. Don't think I will make the shower due to work. Sorry! Hi to all

Kimla Kay said...

It's rough in the 3rd trimester. Sorry you're having to endure the aches and pains. Can't wait to see pics of your bouncing baby boy. Seems like just the other day you were talking about getting pregnant, and now, here you are...almost there. Take lots of pics of SB for those of us who are sitting it out this year. hugs, kimla