Monday, February 23, 2009

And All Is Well...

So! Alex and I made an impromptu trip to the doctor today because I was feeling terrible and hadn't felt the baby move hardly at all today. I was pretty concerned with the fact that he seemed to be immobile on top of the fact that I was having contractions and feeling quite vomitous. I left my internship early and things just kept getting worse. I finally got in touch with a nurse in my doctor's office and she told me to come to do a NST (Non-Stress Test) to check the baby's heartbeat and movement.

Turns out, everything is fine. I drank some juice and he perked up a bit. His heart rate was fine. His movements were fine. They decided to go ahead and do an internal exam because I was feeling a lot of pressure on my pelvis and cramping.

And ok, no one told me that getting your cervix checked would hurt like a-bad-word-I-won't-mention-here. HO.LY. COW. I vaguely remember Leah talking about pain at getting checked, but I thought it was just one person who hurt her, because this one particular lady didn't have "the touch." But now I'm questioning this. Maybe it was everyone who checked her out. Either way, my doctor? DOES NOT HAVE THE TOUCH. It hurt quite a bit to get checked and did not ease my worry about labor and delivery. Granted, I was not mentally prepared for the whole deal. All of sudden, she was there doing things and I was like, "What?" and then, "Ow!" and then I died. But still...it HURT. I thought getting checked out would be like getting a pap smear or something. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Gee golly whiz, I sure am looking forward to next week's appointment!

Oh, and I am 1 cm dilated. Woo! Only 9 more centimeters and hours of mind numbingly horrible pain to go!

And uh, hopefully another month to go as well.

4 comments:

Philly said...

Just keep your legs crossed till March 13th!

Christy said...

Ha ha to Phil. And so sorry you had a stressful day. That must have been horrible. And I think I'll email you about cervical checks so as not to give tmi to the internets. AND no stress to the one more month to go. Matt and I hung pictures in Henry's room while I was in labor. :) You'll get it all done.

Philly said...

Oh yeah.... pictures of hair and a quilt?

The Crows said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Freaking out here. Christy, can you send me an email, too?