May 7, 2010

A whole lot of nothin' goin' on

I've noticed a lack in my posts about labor and delivery. It's nothing intentional, I've just been a little preoccupied with the little one growing in my uterus. Another reason is we haven't been as busy as we used to be. Some of it I'm sure is the economy. People aren't having babies right now because they are unemployed or the job outlook isn't like it used to be. A lot of it I think is politics. There have been a lot of changes that have taken place since last fall and I think our patient census is down because of all the politics. But, we are starting to get into the busy season - we always have had a boom of babies starting the end of May through September. Hopefully that will be the case this year as well. Sure, I've had my share of patients but lately, I have spent most weekends as charge nurse, so I don't have a patient load. I've had an induction or prepped a scheduled c/s here or there, but really, that's the extent of it. I'm having birth withdrawal syndrome!

Pregnancy-wise, this little one wants to make sure I don't forget it's in there growing. I feel pretty good most of the time, still tired. I was ready for bed last night at 7:30. I did get quite a bit done yesterday. Got Jacob off to school, washed and folded 4 loads of laundry (which are still sitting in the baskets, but they're folded and clean), got groceries with all 3 kids in tow, and had to buy Jacob baseball pants, socks and cleats. In between all of that, I had my 3rd migraine this pregnancy. Yep, they're back. They started when I was pregnant with Isaiah, and really, I don't get a bad headache, just an annoying ache that doesn't last but a couple hours. It's the aura that drives me completely crazy. I know it's all hormone related, but it's obnoxious. I very rarely have them outside of pregnancy. Hopefully, they'll follow the same pattern as they did with Isaiah - several in the first 20 weeks, then they were less frequent after that, with a couple here and there in the first few months post-partum. On a much more positive note, I think I might have felt that first movement, or quickening. It seems a bit on the early side, but it felt like two little pops in my lower abdomen that felt just a bit different than the gas that moves it's way around. I can't be completely sure though. I felt the other kids at 16 weeks, so I'm fairly close to that. Fifteen weeks just seems early, but then again, this is my 4th baby, I'm relatively thin, and I remember what that first little flutter feels like. Soon enough, I'm sure he/she will be jabbing my insides and dancing on my bladder. We're still debating names...don't have anything for a boy and just a couple for a girl. If this is a boy, we're in trouble - we'll really have to buckle down and come up with something. And it could be that we are getting ready to be discharged home with the baby before we have decided on something!


trooppetrie said...

I am so glad this pregnancy is going well. I posted my short version birth stories on my blog yesturday. take it easy and enjoy this blessing growing in you

Laura said...

Hope those migraines stay away! On a side note, I felt Kate move for the first time on Christmas Eve, when I was just 15 weeks! And that was my first baby. I was very surprised and not at all expecting to feel anything until 20ish weeks. It's nice to be surprised like that, don't you think? I'm so glad that this pregnancy is progressing well, and I hope work picks up soon. We're slow