Mom’s water broke at 4:20 this morning and contractions started about an hour later. They’ve slowed down a bit since then but we’re all getting ready to go to the birth center anyway. I’ll be here soon!
After trying five different chiropractors that didn’t help much, if at all, Mom has finally found a chiropractor that has helped! What wonderful news! Dr. Paul at Clermont Chiropractic Life Center is simply phenomenal! After only one visit Mom is in so much less pain. She’s not out of the woods yet, the pain level is now back to about where it was in January, but this is so much better than what Mom has been dealing with for the past few months.
After successfully digesting a lunch of clear liquids, a dinner of “full” liquids, and a breakfast of pancakes, Mom was discharged and we are all happily back at home!
Now it’s a waiting game. I’m planning to make my debut in just over four weeks!
The surgeons just came in and said everything seems to have completely turned around! Mom can start liquids now, the gallbladder removal can wait until after she delivers me naturally at the birth center, and we can go home soon – probably tomorrow!!! Hooray!!!!!
With my expected arrival date being relatively close to April Fools Day, Mom and Dad thought it would be funny to post that I’d come early. They even thought they’d grab an 8 year old picture of Mom holding her newborn niece and claim it was present day.
Well, be careful what you wish for. That stomach virus or food poisoning that Mom thought she had back in January came back with a vengeance yesterday and turned out to be gallstones and pancreatitis!
We will be at the hospital *at least* one week – one week of no food or drink at all for Mom, IV only. Next Monday, at 36 weeks, they’ll decide whether or not it’s time to induce or wait another few days. Either way, Mom’s not going home until I’m born and her gallbladder’s gone!
Welp, Mom is officially on bedrest. The doctor said the only thing that will help her is delivering me and right now time is her enemy. He offered amnio in 2.5 weeks to see if my lungs are mature enough to induce and deliver right then (at 37 weeks). Mom and Dad said absolutely not and he said he hopes Mom goes into labor a little early on her own then. :/
He also recommended a cesarean or at least an epidural to handle what’s sure to be immense pain but Mom told him she’s not delivering in the hospital unless he says it’s medically necessary. So for now he’s prescribing a home healthcare aid to help while she’s on bedrest. Let the insurance telephone game begin!
What a sleep! Mom just had her first comfortable rest in Mom and Dads new bed and boy oh boy was it comfy! Hopefully this means much better sleep at nights for the next ten weeks.
Finally! Mom and her friend got to start their water aerobics class today! I danced around while Mom got some exercises and then we spent some time just floating. I had a lot of fun and I know Mom really enjoyed the relief from her DSP.
Mom is very excited to be 75% of the way through the pregnancy! I’ll bet she’s not too terribly excited about the symptoms this article says to expect though. Flatulence, bloating, constipation, bleeding gums, mild swelling of ankles and feet – who could ask for anything more! 😉
Mom and Dad finally got to meet the OB today. It was a very quick visit. He began to examine Mom and said “Oh boy.” Then he said he’d be back in a few minutes to tell us what was going on. Turns out Mom officially no longer has Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. Now Mom has Diastasis Symphysis Pubis which means her symphysis joint has widened more than the normal range for pregnancy of approximately 9mm. Yikes! Unfortunately, just like with SPD, there’s nothing to do about it. 🙁