GUYS. My body is crazy, ya'll.
I do, sadly, have cholestasis, but the good news is that I'm being treated with the right meds (which are now helping!), the baby is being monitored twice-weekly for any problems, and I'm being induced Friday the 12th (at 5am - yikes!) 3 weeks early to avoid any issues that the baby might face if we wait. So while my body sucks, at least we are taking all the right precautions!
However, I was hospitalized again Friday/Saturday due to my overactive uterus (I don't know, is this a thing?) - in other words, I started contracting like crazy Friday morning, which was picked up on (along with some minor dips in baby girl's heartbeat) during my non-stress test that day and they sent me up to L&D for monitoring. Once there, they confirmed what they thought at the time was preterm labor (technically I would still be preterm, since I'm not 37 weeks until Wednesday) and admitted me overnight fully expecting that I'd deliver.
Thankfully (and oddly), although I was contracting every 1-2 minutes for several hours (and dilated 4cm) my contractions calmed down overnight and they sent me home Saturday (they weren't going to stop my labor at this point, but they weren't going to help it along either). Very strange, but good in that Josie gets a few more days to mature.
Also: having knocked out two major groups of antibiotics due to allergy, my body apparently thought it would be a great idea to go for a third. I'm also Group B Strep positive (as if we need anything else going on, right?), and had a bad reaction to the antibiotic they gave me to treat it. I am already itchy, body, I DID NOT ALSO NEED HIVES, THANKS. Apparently I also had an infection that I was unaware of? I don't even with you, self.
Anyway. Things are calmer now, although I'm still contracting painfully, just not regularly. I have no idea if we'll make it to Friday. Mom is here to help out and watch M. when the time comes, which is wonderful and stress-reducing, so I'm happy. We can handle this.
Huh. I should probably cool it on the use of parentheses, yes?
Llamas! (Not really. More pregnancy shenanigans.)
April 8th, 2013