Monday, March 9, 2009

The ER

First that you for all the positive comments on my last post. I've stopped stressing out about things cause all that matters is that she gets here safely. I'd like to have my ideal birth, but who wouldn't. As long as she's here, it'll be perfect.

It's was a long weekend. Saturday night I started having these sharp pains in my hip once in a while when I walked. Yesterday I woke up fine. I went to my cousins shower at 1 and then at 3:30 I went to WalMart and it started again while I was walking around. When I got home at 5 I sat on my bed to fold some laundry and basically couldn't move. Every little movement I made sent a stabbing pain into my butt and down the thigh. It got a little better after a while and I could move out to the couch, but certain movements (random) would take my breathe away. Well about 8 B decided we should go to bed. He helped me off the couch and I started heading into the bedroom. It hurt to walk so he tried to help me, but even that was too painful and i ended up having to crawl to the bedroom. So I called the Dr and she said to go to the ER because she wanted to make sure I didn't have a blood clot. Thankfully i don't, but the bad news is there really isn't anything I can do about it. It's my sciatic nerve. They did give me Tylenol 3, but I hate taking it, they said it's safe, but still. So I'm home today and tomorrow in hopes that maybe Lilly will change her position and it will help, if not, I pretty much have to deal with it until delivery. She's moving around a lot today though so I have hope.


  1. As soon as I read about your pain, my thought was your sciatic nerve. That thing HURTS when it gets bothered! have you tried a heating pad? Maybe that'll help a bit. Thankfully it wasn't a blood clot! How scary. Glad you two are safe and sound. Take it easy, hon. (((HUGS)))

  2. Brandi:

    As I was reading your entry, the thought that went through my mind was Sciatic nerve. I wanted to just leave you a little bit more encouragement about Lilly and her position. The reason that I recalled when my sciatic started acting up a few weeks back was that in reading my pregnancy books.. particularly "What to Expect When You're Expecting, it says the following:

    Toward the middle to end of your pregnancy, your baby begins to settle into the proper position for birth. However, in doing that, his or her head- and the weight of your ever-enlarging uterus-may settle on the sciatic nerve in the lower part of your spine.

    Perhaps your little princess has started to settle down, (head down that is..) I hope you are feeling better. Sciatic is not fun!!! Hang in there!

  3. I also thought "ooh sciatica!!" It is definitely not fun - Juna hits mine every now and then and it runs down the back of my right butt cheek and down my leg. Luckily she doesn't hit it too often - usually when I get in and out of the car. Some women have it a LOT in the 3rd trimester and I hope it is infrequent for you. Luckily it goes away when she's born!! Take care!

  4. Yikes, I hope you can convince her to scoot around a bit.

  5. sorry for the pain. must be awful. your breech situation is exactly like mine. but there is every hope that she'll turn. i was very, very disappointed when chipmunk didn't turn, but the c-section turned out to be quite a positive experience b/c I asked for no drugs that would affect my awareness right afterwards, and i was able to nurse her within an hour of delivery. i got to hold her and kiss her twice in the operating room. it will probably not come to that for you, but if it does, just be very clear with your doc and the baby-catching nurse that you want to see her and touch her right away.

  6. So sorry for your pain. Hope she moves and you can be a little more comfortable your last weeks of pregnancy.


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