i'm here. and i'm still pregnant. but i'm on modified bed rest. argh.
holidays were great - not too many griswald moments although there were some... after the holidays, it was back to work and with that started some mild pelvic pressure which turned into intense pelvic pain. lucky for me, it got just a little worse every day. now, being the virgin preggo (talk about a mix of words there...), i thought this was all normal. i am gaining weight at lightening speed (up to 18 lbs now - eek!) and have a bump that would impress even the most pregnant of women. so it makes sense that i have this rushing pain in my pelvic area, right?
dr love gave me all kinds of crap. i was in to see him on thursday and he sent me home to bed. he threatened 8 weeks but said we'd start with 1 and re-assess. apparently, this pain can be the first sign of preterm labour. what? eeeeeek! everything else checked out fine, baby's heart rate looks good, blood pressure good, manual cervix check suggested that my cervix was long and closed. i haven't had any contractions (thank god!) and have no other symptoms of preterm labour. i pee'd in a cup so they could run a full urinalysis (not sure what he's looking for here) and i'm going for an ultrasound today to get a proper cervical length measurement and then i'm back to see dr. love on thurs.
so, here i am "working from home" this week. the good news? relaxing at home = no pelvic pressure. at all. fucking a. i'm really hoping i can get back to work and get at least a month more in before mat leave. i can't imagine being off for a good chunk of, or even worse, the balance of this pregnancy, and then taking a year mat leave... some one's gotta clean up the work in my office!!
i haven't been reading, commenting, nothing. i'm going to try to catch up with all of you this week.... i hope there's lots of good news out there :)