Tuesday, April 1, 2008

This is Ridiculous

Ok, who bruises their uterus??!!!

Apparently, I do.

The doctor yesterday said the area where my stomach pain is occurring does not feel like a hernia and he thinks the top of my uterus is bruised from being pushed up against my rib cage and it probably happened doing something strenuous. And I think that's just the weirdest thing I've ever heard. I'm sure it's more common than I think, but I have never heard of that. I feel like such a weirdo. I mean, really though....how does that happen?!

But if that isn't weird enough, read what advice I found online in helping to cope with it:

"Gently pushing the baby off this spot with your hand at times can give you temporary relief." (HA! Like that's possible! If we could get our babies to move positions from how we push on them from the outside, then no one would have to worry about babies being in breeched positions and all that, right?! Parker doesn't go anywhere if she doesn't want to.)

"Pelvic rocking (similar to belly dancing) on the hands and knees can move the baby's back more around to the front of the mother's belly, and possibly off the 'bruised spot'."
(Ok, seriously?!!!! Like I would ever consider belly dancing on all fours! How weird would that be! And what on earth would my husband think if he walked in on this "pelvic rocking"? I'd hate to have to explain that one.)

Anyway, the doctor's update was good. Parker's heart rate was considerably lower than it's ever been. Not scary low. Hers has just always been really high. Not this time. I didn't just love that. But she's still really active, so there's no need to be concerned about that if she's moving around so much. I can't believe we're getting so close to her arrival. Seven-ish weeks to go. I need to get in gear and get some stuff ready. We're having a cookout at our house this weekend with our community group, so it will take me all week to get my house cleaned...that's how slow I am right now. Oh yes, and I'm getting ready for a garage sale this week too. So, her nursery is once again on the back burner for this week. One thing I'd like to do this week is find some ribbon with which to hang her name letters on the wall. But that's all for this week. Man, at this pace, her nursery should be ready by the time she's outgrowing it.


Kathryn said...

Hi. I've never heard of bruising, but I did know of someone whose baby kicked so hard that it broke a rib. It's tough being pregnant. The last few weeks are the worst, when the bony little bum is right there, under the ribs. I hated that. Anyway, I saw a previous posting of yours about nursing covers. I make and sell a lot of boutique items on my website, www.babycoverz.com. If you see anything you like, let me know, I would be happy to give you a discount. My name is Kathryn. Happy April Fools Day!

Christa said...

Hey, if you are really in that much pain explaining pelvic rocks to Joel is the least of your worries. Sometimes discomfort is just that motivating. I am glad to hear it is not a hernia though. I will talk to you soon...and don't worry I am sure you will get to read more about our trip to Mexico than you want to.

Aubrey said...

Yeah who would've known that you could bruise your uterus. When is your due date? I'm sure you guys are super excited to be having a girl. Tell Joel that Brian & I say hi. Have a wonderful week!

Ame said...

Thanks for meeting us for lunch today! I am glad that you posted about your MD appt, I totally meant to ask you about it. But thanks to our sweet, energetic boys could not think straight and forgot. Maybe Thursday night we will get in some uninterupted converstation!

Kate said...

That is really strange sounding, but I'm glad that is all it is! To answer your question on my blog, I have started reading 1 Kings, since I had studied 1 and 2 Samuel in the fall.

Becky said...

I did not bruise my unterus, but James broke a rib or two - they never did x-rays. I guess there's not much they can do for broken ribs. It was so painful and for several months after he was born too! I have never heard of bruising your uterus either, but I am glad that is all that it is. I will pray for comfort (in some other way than belly dancing on your hands and knees - that seems crazy, and very uncomfortable!!!!).

Chandra said...

Hey! I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to see you and the fam! It has been a year since we saw each other last in Tyler. Can you believe it. I can't wait for you to see Miss Lilly and I look forward to seeing Miss Parker in your tummy. Talk to you soon.

love - Chandra

Melody Slaton said...

I hope you are feeling better. How many weeks left?
Just so you know, I still don't have Preston's room ready and he's already been here for over a week. Hopefully, we'll be putting things on the wall this weekend.