|Eli feeding the baby goats a bottle at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead -- notice we are in shorts, YAY for spring!!!|
Then on Thursday, I woke up feeling a lot of pelvic pressure as well as the typical uti symptoms (not being able to pee a lot yet constantly feeling like I have to go). We had an ultrasound early that morning and baby looked great! However, when I met with the doctor she said that I had blood in my urine and that they would be sending a culture out and to expect the results in 48 hours -- or Monday. The pressure continued throughout Thursday and Friday and I tried to ignore it on Saturday because Mike and I wanted to dedicate the weekend to Eli but on Saturday night when we went to my parents for dinner I was miserable to say the least. I even took a bath there to see if that would relieve some of my symptoms but to no avail. After dinner I started having some fairly uncomfortable pain in my right mid back. Immediately I thought that it could be my kidney but Mike thought I had just strained a muscle in my back while maneuvering myself in the bath. The pain continued to get worse so we left for home and it was a very uncomfortable car ride to say the least. Finally around 9:30 the pain was so bad that I told Mike we needed to go the hospital. I called my dear, dear neighbor, Jennifer, and she came to our house to watch over things while Eli slept until my mother got there. Bless her heart and bless my mother's too (who ended up staying with Eli for two nights).
I called my doctor and she said that even though my symptoms weren't necessary labor related that to go to Labor and Delivery and get checked out. So we did and it was awful. We had to wait in the antepartum room for a long time before anyone came in and the pain was killing me. The hooked me up to monitor baby who was doing fine and did another urine culture. Finally around midnight I was wheeled to the ER to investigate what was causing my back pain.
For the rest of the story read next week's post "The GRADUAL INCLINING Week." :)
Baby Milestones this Week: Week 33: Ellie may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and her brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, she'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, her bones are hardening, and she's started to keep her eyes open when she's awake.
|These frontal pictures are always a little freaky but you can see her chubby cheeks! Love her!|
|This is her foot and hand pressing against my uterus!|
|May and still in a maternity sweater! Shorts, sweaters, shorts, sweaters -- this explains our spring so far!|
|With Eli -- July 2011|
I am so thankful for all of the "internet" support I get from this blog. I don't get many comments but so many people will ask about how things are going from what they have read in a certain post. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of our crazy life. I should be writing week 34 very soon to catch up!
Hugs and Kisses,