Today has been a day of exhaustion, stress, and some overwhelming surprises, nothing says surprise like being rushed to the ER.
It started with Saturday evening having really sharp pain in my lower abdominal (like right over my pubic bone, but to the left-off center). It persisted on and off in waves that just took my breath away. I was up all last night and did not fall asleep until 6:45am, my alarm went off at 8:30 and I snoozed it till 9. I had an appointment for 10 to apply for Medicaid, because adding pregnancy to my insurance plan would have cost me 2k a month,which I cannot afford. So I get there, and I still do not fill good, I haven't slept very well. Heck, I put on the pants I wore the day before, commando haha I was so tired. I filled out the paperwork and then I was brought to the OB wing of the hospital, and was able to finally pick an OB docter.
I scheduled my very first u/s and doctors appointment for this Thursday, but asked if I could be seen earlier because of the pain. A nurse came out and I explained to her my symptoms more in detail, and she said that the OB doctor is in surgery this morning and there is no one else that can do a u/s for me, because the lab technician was not here today. The nurse seemed concerned and she said that I needed to go to the ER, because she did not know what was wrong and after 2 days of pain she said it was best for the baby.
So, what first was a typical-fill out paperwork day turned into a 4 1/2 hour hospital visit in the end. Sorry this is long! I'll try not go into the details, but basically I had to do blood work, urine sample (which I had to be cathed for, ughh) because the hospital doctor had to make sure that the UTI was all gone ect, and full pelvic exam. After all that was done, I'll admit through a lot of grimaces and cringes (haha im such a wuss!). They listened to the heartbeat, which there wasn't one, which just spiked my fear even more, because they don't know whats wrong, I don't know whats wrong and now there is no heart beat. I was so scared, even though the nurse kept reassuring me that it was still to early to hear a heartbeat, she finally got a reading which was 160. I was so RELIEVED! (we still did not end up hearing a heartbeat, but it felt better knowing that there was a heartbeat there)
After waiting and waiting, I was finally wheeled to radiology with my boyfriend. When the u/s picture first showed up on the screen he/she was sooo tiny (almost 2 inches) and the little one was so active and the nurse was talking about how healthy and that the baby was measuring to all the right sizes and that he/she was safely inside the uterus. I could not express how much relief I felt in that moment, because I was so so scared. At the middle to the end of the u/s I started to feel more excitement and happy and knowing that the baby is alright was just exactly what I needed to see
I'll have to post a photo
Everything turned out to be okay, I wish I would'v had an OB to call to talk too and to even just check in with an u/s, but seeing as I didn't have one yet I was happy everything was okay
And on a good perk I got to see the hospital where I will be giving birth and it is GORGEOUS!! And the staff was so warm and friendly, it makes me feel happy knowing I'll have people like this the next time I come back (hopefully that will be the delivery day!:) )
Oh and I am further along than I previously thought. I am at 11 weeks and 2 days instead of 10 weeks 4 days. Yes! Only 5 more days till my second trimester!!