Friday, April 9, 2010

The day I freaked out...

So yesterday while I'm at work, I get this really sharp pain in my left side. And I try to ignore it for a while, but it's getting more persistent and definitely isn't going away. After about 45 minutes I decided to call my ob, and of course everyone was on lunch. I told the exchange what was going on and she connected me to a nurse, who suggested I go to labor and delivery.

Um, what?!

So I freak out. I don't want to go to labor and delivery. That's where people labor and... well deliver! 29 weeks is too soon! My dr.'s office called back 3 minutes later saying they spoke with my dr. and she suggested I lay down with a heating pad, and if it gets worse to go in. My boss then saw what a jittery blubbery mess I was and tried calming me down, and insisted I go home to relax. After laying down for a while it did get better, and I only really felt anything when I sat up. It wasn't contractions or anything, so I decided not to go in, since it wasn't getting worse. Today the pain is completely gone, so maybe the little one was pushing on my spleen or something completely innocuous like that. I've had a pretty easy pregnancy so far, so thinking that something could go wrong now worried the hell out of me. Hubbs got home pretty quickly and was great at helping me relax a bit.

What scared me more than anything was hearing the words "labor and delivery". But apparently that's where they send all the pregnant women. Now they tell me! :-P


Mrs. Fuzz said...

I'm glad everything's ok and you are feeling better! The phrase 'labor and delivery' scares me too!

Margaret said...

happy to hear everything is good! Only a few more weeks to go!

Britt said...

I'm glad it wasn't worse! I got dehydrated when I was about 28 weeks pregnant with my doctor and the nurse told me to go to the hospital for help. Of course, they told me I had to go straight up to L&D and I started BAWLING! So I know the feeling. But, they just have everyone that is past a certain amount of weeks go straight up there because they know how to take care of the best!! I'm glad it wasn't worse!! And have a great weekend!