Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Today is the ninth day in a row that I've been woken up with severe back pain. I was able to push through some of the pain yesterday and slept until 6:30 am. At least I'm off today, but nobody likes to wake up at 2 am.

I called my OB office yesterday and explained what has been going on. At first the nurse wasn't helpful. She did not understand how much pain I'm having each morning! Along with my back pain, I've also been experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions. They're not awful, but they're scary, especially when they're happening in the middle of the night!

The nurse asked me if I wanted to go ahead and come in today, so I have an appointment with Dr Ross at 1:20 pm.

My bladder problems are only an issue when I have to stand a lot- which is part of my job. (I do sit as much as during the slow times.) This is most likely TMI, but I am leaking all day long. I don't have any UTI symptoms, but it seems like I'm always in the bathroom. I know that it's because Ellie I growing and pressing on my bladder, but my abdomen often feels crampy during the day- like I'm having light menstrual cramps.

My feet and fingers are still swelling, and I'm so hot during the day. I ordered another ring to wear in place of my wedding set because I didn't want to size it. My own rings barely fit now and I'm even noticing that all of my boots are tight.

I'm afraid that these last 14 weeks are going to be rough if the past nine days are any indication of what's to come. I'm hoping that the doctor will be able to help me today.


  1. Oh Court that sounds terrible! Hopefully the Dr will give you some help with all this pain and swelling. It must be difficult having to work on your feet all day too. Is there any way to be able to sit down more at work?

  2. I hope that your OB figures out what's going on. Maybe there's something causing all of these things to happen. I really hope nad pray you don't have to go 14 more weeks being miserable :(

  3. Sorry to hear you are so uncomfortable. Hope you are able to get some relief to make these next 14 weeks bearable and enjoyable.

  4. Hoping that your OB can find a solution for your issues soon.

  5. Gosh I hate to hear these issues are continuing. I really hope your doctor will be able to help the pain.

  6. Sorry you're so uncomfortable. :( If it makes you feel any better, I had a SUPER big scare with constantly leaking, but it was just regular discharge (ew). Baby was really low for me, I bet little E is super low for you too. xxx

  7. I'm praying that your doctor can help you in some way cause I couldn't imagine 14 more weeks of what you are going through.


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