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Old 12-03-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
 
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Everything is ok now, but man was I scared today! I woke up with a slight localized pain on my upper abdomen. Since just about everything has been hurting lately, I ignored it and went ahead and went to work. I sit at a desk all day, so it didn't really bother me except when I walked down the hall to the bathroom. I went to lunch and by the time I got to the car, I had to catch my breath from the pain a couple of times. It felt like something was tearing in this one small spot. At this point, I also realized I hadn't felt the baby move since early morning. I ate a quick lunch hoping it would get the baby moving (it usually does) and nothing! Poked him and tried to shift him around... still nothing! I called the doctor's office and they told me to come in right away. By the time we got there, I was nearly in tears thinking my uterus was rupturing. They put me on the non-stress test thingie, and baby turned out to be ok; in fact, he passed it with flying colors. They also did a sonogram and everything looks great. He has lots of amniotic fluid and they estimated his weight at 7lb 2oz, which is 60% percentile.

So apparently I just tore (or badly pulled) an abdominal muscle. I don't think I've ever heard such good news in my life! As long as it's just ole' me, I can deal with the pain. I still have no idea why he's been so quiet today, but I don't think I'll evercomplain about getting kicked too hard again. I've been in such a great mood the rest of the day, even though my stomach still feels like it's going to rip open any second and I think my kneecap is about pop off. I don't think I've ever been so freaked out in my life!



On a side note, our sonogram lady is completely obsessed with boy parts. She zoomed in and showed us his parts several times and gave DH two "BOY" ultrasound pictures. I was thinking a head shot might be nice, but instead I now have a picture collection of my unborn son's penis.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
 
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Wow! What a scare! I'm so relieved that it was "nothing." Hoping for a stressless next few weeks until your little guy arrives.
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Old 12-04-2007, 12:22 AM   #3
 
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I wonder if it's your gallbladder? Gallbladders love to act up in pregnant women. Keep an eye on that pain. Don't suffer with it. If it gets worse, go back.
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Wow. That's a scare and a half. Last night when I went to roll over (or attempt to) I got a blinding sharp pain in my lower abdomen. It went away and the baby has been moving around as (s)he does, so I wasn't concerned, but if (s)he hadn't moved, I'd be at the drs right now!!

Glad everything's a-ok with your little boy.
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I'm so glad everything turned out to be ok, Bailey! How scary!

LOL at the penis pictures
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:43 AM   #6
 
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I'm glad everything's okay!!!

Take care of you.
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So glad you're okay!

I'm not nearly as far along, but I've had little aches and cramps off and on. A couple days ago, it was hurting worse than before and I started to get worried. But I've had a cold and finally decided it was probably from coughing so much since there wasn't any spotting or anything.
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So glad you're okay!

I'm not nearly as far along, but I've had little aches and cramps off and on. A couple days ago, it was hurting worse than before and I started to get worried. But I've had a cold and finally decided it was probably from coughing so much since there wasn't any spotting or anything.
I was a nervous wreck the first half of the pregnancy until I could feel the baby move. I would start thinking that something was wrong and literally end up in hysterics convinced I had done something that killed it. Yes, I have issues. Once I was feeling him every day, I was able to totally relax. The difference in my attitude was like night and day. I think that's why I flipped out so badly yesterday because I couldn't feel him move all of a sudden. I just can't even imagine what would happen to me if something went wrong with him at this point. It's the worst feeling in the world to not know if this tiny person is ok.

Thanks for listening and the well-wishes, everyone!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
 
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Whew, glad to hear it wasn't serious.

Yep, I worried incessantly during my first pregnancy. I still worry now but not quite as much. But I think that would have scared me, too, even now.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #10
 
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Glad he's doing fine. I can't believe a 7# plus baby is considered 'only' in the 60%. That used to be average! Heck, my first was 'only' 7# 11 oz.
Take care of yourself these last weeks.
I went through a good bit of anxiety with my first, too. I think since it's all new, and even though someone might say something you're experiencing is 'normal', it's not normal for you. The fear you felt yesterday is understandable. I hope you're feeling better soon.
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I was a nervous wreck the first half of the pregnancy until I could feel the baby move. I would start thinking that something was wrong and literally end up in hysterics convinced I had done something that killed it. Yes, I have issues. Once I was feeling him every day, I was able to totally relax. The difference in my attitude was like night and day. I think that's why I flipped out so badly yesterday because I couldn't feel him move all of a sudden. I just can't even imagine what would happen to me if something went wrong with him at this point. It's the worst feeling in the world to not know if this tiny person is ok.

Thanks for listening and the well-wishes, everyone!
I hear you. As long as I feel the baby move at least a few times an hour, I'm reassured. And now that I know when his/her 'awake' times are, I'm not nervous when I don't feel them as much during their 'non-active' times.

There are times though I do the "down a glass of soda" or "jiggle my tummy" thing to make sure they're okay! When I do the jiggle thing, I get a "leave me alone" tap back.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:27 PM   #12
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How frightening for you! Glad everything is ok!

And I'm right there with you and CGG on feeling the baby move, even though it's my second. If I don't feel it move for a while, I do the ingest something sugary and jiggle the belly as well.
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Glad he's doing fine. I can't believe a 7# plus baby is considered 'only' in the 60%. That used to be average! Heck, my first was 'only' 7# 11 oz.
Take care of yourself these last weeks.
I went through a good bit of anxiety with my first, too. I think since it's all new, and even though someone might say something you're experiencing is 'normal', it's not normal for you. The fear you felt yesterday is understandable. I hope you're feeling better soon.
50th percentile is average...so he is above average for his age.
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So glad you're okay!

I'm not nearly as far along, but I've had little aches and cramps off and on. A couple days ago, it was hurting worse than before and I started to get worried. But I've had a cold and finally decided it was probably from coughing so much since there wasn't any spotting or anything.
I was a nervous wreck the first half of the pregnancy until I could feel the baby move. I would start thinking that something was wrong and literally end up in hysterics convinced I had done something that killed it. Yes, I have issues. Once I was feeling him every day, I was able to totally relax. The difference in my attitude was like night and day. I think that's why I flipped out so badly yesterday because I couldn't feel him move all of a sudden. I just can't even imagine what would happen to me if something went wrong with him at this point. It's the worst feeling in the world to not know if this tiny person is ok.

Thanks for listening and the well-wishes, everyone!
Bailey, I'm glad everything is ok.

This is my third time, so I've been feeling the baby move for a few weeks now (since 13 weeks), b ut it's not as frequent as later on so that freeaks me out. I did something to an abdominal muscle so that if I move the wrong way, it hurts, and it's just not a place where I want to feel pain when I'm pregnant, it worries me.

I just find this whole pregancy thing to be extraordinarily stressful.
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:29 PM   #15
 
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Oh Bailey, I would've been terrified too. I'm glad everything is fine with your baby.

I still get freaked out when I don't feel mine move for a while, and also do the jiggle and poke thing. I freaked out constantly until the third trimester.

I'm sorry you're in pain. We're so close to the end of pregnancy and the beginning of mommyhood now.
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