viscioustart (viscioustart) wrote in wls_pregnancy,

33 weeks and strange stomach pain

Yesterday was my monthly OB appointment. I am 33 weeks, measuring 33 cm and lost 2 pounds from my last appointment. Baby's heartbeat was strong in the high 140's and the little booger is breech. Yep, she did a quick ultrasound and his little head is sitting right under my right breast and his arms and legs are stretched across to my left side. Which explains the harsh kicks I feel on the left. Also, what I thought was him putting his toes up in my ribs and pulling down is probably him reaching up and grabbing at my ribs. Like he's doing a little fetal workout in the womb or something. Crazy little booger. I go for a more intense ultrasound on Tuesday and perhaps he will have turned by then--he better start thinking about turning soon. UG. 

On a different note, I've been having these episodes of severe stomach/back pain followed by heat flashes and nausea. They have been coming and going the entire pregnancy but in the last month gotten quite worse. Monday the pain started and pretty much didn't go away all day only to be set off big time by some wonderful Thai food on Monday night. When I saw the doctor Tuesday morning, she gave me to start taking this script for Prevacid that I had and see if that didn't help. If it did, great, if not, we'd talk to General Surgery. Well two hours later I had to leave Bible Study early as I couldn't bare the pain anymore. I brought Gunnar home and called the doctor. Finally heard back from her and she told me to go to the ER. Thank GOD for my friend Kristy who sat with me while I was waiitng for the doctor to call and then took me to the ER and took Gunnar home with her. I was able to get ahold of Chris to meet me at the ER too. Well, I spoke with the General Surgeon and they did some tests to make sure I wasn't bleeding from the stomach and they think it is acid related due to the fact that the baby is causing things in me to be crushed in an unusual way. She doubled the prevacid dosage and had me make an appointment for an endoscopy next week. If the meds make me feel better I am to cancel the endoscopy appt until after the baby is here. If the pain continues I will have the procedure done. I really don't want to do that while still pregnant as you have to go under but she assured me that they do surgeries on pregnant women all of the time. So I am going back to my Ritz cracker and string cheese diet, bland bland food, no more Thai for me until baby L arrives. Boo hoo. 

I am thankful it's not a bleeding ulcer as they would have operated first thing this morning and I am just not prepared for that right now. 

I will say I was most impressed with the ER here--we were in and out in 2 hours and that's with them giving me the Army mandatory IV. Chris says they never let you leave until they pump you full of fluid. They claimed I was dehydrated but I am not sure how that could be considering I peed twice while there and that they had no problems finding a vein to put the IV port into. I was in quite a bit of pain again last night but felt better after a full nights sleep. And I don't think I moved last night as I woke up in the same position I fell asleep in. It was nice not to be up and down all night for once, but I wouldn't want to go through all of that again just for a night of sleep. 

So that's basically it for right now. My next OB check is at 36 weeks on the 14th of March. Hope he turns by then--most babies turn around 28 weeks. It's not completely unusual for them to remain breech until close to delivery, but I'll feel better if he turns sooner rather than later. Afterall, he's only getting bigger and his space is quickly running out. My baby shower is this weekend and I am really looking forward to that!

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