Monday, February 8, 2010

Drat that ice!

Last night I slipped on the ice and fell hard on my back, wrist and hit the back of my head. Nothing seemed broken, and I was trying to stay calm.

When I went to get ready for bed (15 minutes later), I noticed that my underwear were soaked. The liquid was clear and did not smell like urine. (I even made M smell it just to check!). I called the doctor on call. She said to go to the ER if I had enough leaking to feel my panties, and to come into the office today.

Well, the leaking stopped, and I was able to fall asleep. When I woke up this morning, I had a tightness at the base of my ute on the left side, which hasn't gone away, and I still hadn't felt the baby move.

When the cramps got worse about 30 minutes later, I called my doc again. She said she would meet me at the birthing center. I was able to get M on the phone, and he came right away to pick me up.

I spent the afternoon strapped up, listening to the baby's heartbeat and monitoring for contractions. The heartbeat was perfect 150-160s, and I didn't have contractions. The doc thinks the cramping and pain I'm feeling is either round ligament pain or a pulled muscle.

They also did an amniosure, which tests for ruptured membranes, that was negative. She said I may have had a tear in my membranes that was small enough to heal on its own, which is not common but a likely explanation for the fluid discharge I had last night.

They also did a sonogram to check my fluid levels - everything was great there, too. Baby was breech and on her belly, so we couldn't get another gender shot, so we are assuming she is still a girl :)

I am still super sore, mostly in my neck and hips, but I'm sure that will go away.

M was awesome the whole time, making sure I was comfortable and such. I could tell how worried he was. When we heard the heartbeat, the relief was so evident on his face. I know he loves this little girl as much as I do.

Tomorrow they are calling for 12 more inches of snow - Heaven help us!


Gillian said...

Oh my gosh! I am so glad you and Felicity are okay!

Jen J. said...

Oh no...glad to hear all is well with the LO though! Take care of yourself & feel better soon!

Candice said...

I'm glad that you and the baby are okay!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Wow, So sorry to hear about this. Must have been so scary. Hope you are feeling better and hope babygirl is doing well!

Kate said...

How scary! I'm glad you're feeling okay though and everything seems normal!

Alanna said...

Yikes - that is SO scary! Glad you and your baby are okay!!!