Monday, February 23, 2009

What did you say? Bed What?

Okay, okay. We all know Billy has a much better way with words then I do. It’s true, I did put him up to this “Blog thing”, but periodically I think I will add my two cents. You will know it’s me. I cannot spell! And Billy says I like to add unnecessary punctuation like the exclamation mark I just used after my last sentence. I think it’s the teacher in me. I always want to make things sound exciting!!! See???

The reason I am posting today is because I am BORED out of my mind. (Oh yeah, not only do I use excessive exclamation marks, but I also like to capitalize words for dramatic effect). This morning I had a little issue when I went to the bathroom. I don’t want to be too gruesome, so I will just say that it scared me… badly. Billy and I called the on-call midwife from our OBGYN practice, and she told me to get back in bed and call as soon as the office opens. She actually used the words “bed rest”. I do not like those words, but I took it with a grain of salt because I was so worried.

To make a long story short, we had an early appointment with an ultrasound. The babies are great. It was actually the best viewing yet. They were both flailing around. Billy says one was karate chopping and the other was playing Dance Dance Revolution. It brought tears to my eyes. The cause of my issues is yet to be determined. The doc said that I have an infection that is probably causing the bleeding. She said it’s probably a subchorionic bleed which occurs when there is an acumination of blood between the uterus and the placenta. She took a sample and we will hear back in about a week. BUT HERE’S THE KICKER… those two hated words that I mentioned earlier came back to haunt me… I have to be on BED REST for the next 3 days just as a precaution. After the 3 days, I am still to remain with a very “high risk life style”. She said no more 2 mile walks with the dog. She said no more walks around the block with the dog! Those of you that know me, know that pre-pregnancy I was quite the active person. I was frequent at the gym and went on regular 2 to 3 mile jogs with Ty-man. So, to hear those dreaded words, “bed rest” and “High-risk life-style” was really hard on me. But, if I stop thinking selfishly for one second and recognize why this is happening, I know it is all worth it!

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