Sixth Time is a Charm

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.

Welcome to the Hospital?

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!

Bedrest Baby

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!

Symphysis What?

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. 🙁