Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 6/15/16

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I am 38w3d pregnant and feeling huge – oh my goodness!

Went to another midwife appointment on Monday, and while I was there I cancelled the elective induction we had planned for next Monday. I couldn’t do it knowing that it wasn’t medically necessary – too many risks. :/ We had an ultrasound before the appointment to check on baby Elizabeth. She’s perfect, in there sucking her thumb/fingers and moving about happily. :)

I got up at 5:30am yesterday morning and got a boat-load of stuff done before the kids got up! Meal planned, made my grocery list, cleaned the living room and kitchen, etc. I felt good. Well, mentally and emotionally…physically, I’ve been better! I had planned to take a nap later in the day but that never happened because we ended up back at the doctor. :/

We’d been planning to go out to lunch with my sister and brother-in-law at a new pizza place, but we went grocery shopping beforehand. When we got home, I went to the bathroom to pee and when I turned to flush, I was startled to see that it looked like raspberry tea! I had a lot of blood in my urine! I sat back down and checked to make sure it wasn’t from my vagina, but it wasn’t – it was definitely just in my pee.

At first, I didn’t think much of it because I’ve had some blood in my urine at different times this pregnancy because of kidney stones, but then it occurred to me that I wasn’t in pain and was not passing a stone at the moment, so it must be something else. So I called, and the midwife wanted me to come in. It was just as confusing to her as it was to me, and I think she secretly thought I must be mistaken and perhaps it was vaginal blood, but I tried to tell her I checked that! lol I took the latest appointment they had, at 3:45, and hoped I wouldn’t have any additional symptoms of anything!

We went to lunch (new favorite pizza place!) and my sister gave me an Etsy giftcard as a belated birthday present. :D When we left, we went back home to pick up a few things before heading out to my doctor, and we ended up driving through a thunderstorm! We haven’t had a real storm in a long time, so that was fun (not said with sarcasm – I really do like storms!)

At the office, they ran a urine culture but it’s been sent to the lab and we won’t anything until tomorrow. They think it is because of a kidney stone, but perhaps just it’s small enough that I’m not hurting as it passes/ed.

When I got home finally, my feet were really swollen and all I wanted to do was put them up and drink water and cranberry juice! Maggie made dinner (thank goodness for a teenage daughter!) and I chilled the whole night. I had a few intense contractions but otherwise it was a pretty relaxing evening. I slept well overall, and only got up to pee at midnight and 4am. Got up for the day at 7:45.

Today, my plans just include going to Hobby Lobby for some fabric (I have about four baby projects I’m working on!), making chicken fajitas in the slow cooker for dinner, and doing some more lesson planning. I really hope there aren’t any surprises today because honestly, yesterday was too full and I need a relaxing day. ;)

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