I have had another trip to the hospital this weekend. Friday night around 8pm I started having pains but didn't want to rush to the hospital, due to the false alarm 2 weeks ago, so I thought to myself that I'd just go to bed and see how I felt in the morning. I had quite the rough night, and after I got up in the morning decided it would be a good idea to make sure that I wasn't trying to ignore something real. So we called my parents to come and pick up the kids and we headed to the OB.
They hooked me up to monitor the babies and what I thought were contractions. Although I was having contractions about once an hour, they didn't correspond with the lower uterine pain that I was feeling.
I was thankful that my Dr. was already on call at the hospital and he was there to talk with me the first hour I was there. He ordered an ultrasound and labs. It was quite interesting that the ultrasound showed that I had gallstones but that didn't explain the lower uterine pain I was having. The gallstones were just there in the gallbladder and weren't blocking the tube, so weren't the problem.
I'm just frustrated not knowing why I was in so much pain and can't figure it out. I am just thankful that I only have three weeks to go.
The Dr. has put me on 'Modified Bed rest' which means I don't have to stay in bed all day, but I have to severely limit my activity even more so than what I already have been doing. I just keep telling myself that it's almost over.
Poor Mike has been working quadruple time - going to work, still training for his ETT on some weekday evenings, helping me with all the household chores as best as he can and working on replacing the galvanized plumbing with pex pipes under the house this week.
Starting this Monday Mike is going to stay home an extra hour or two in the morning until my mom can make it over to help with the kids until nap time and then she'll go home after the kids go down and Mike is usually home from work before the kids wake up from their nap.
Thank you all for your continued prayers!
I will keep you all updated as best I can!