Sunday, March 4, 2012

30 weeks

and I am FEELING IT.

Last Tuesday I went to the OB for my 28 week, really 29 week check up. P came with me. I don't her I haven't been feeling so great, really tired, lots of back pain. I told her I think I'm anemic, but she declined to check my iron. When are MD's going to LISTEN to me? I gained 5 lbs in the last month for a total gain of 19 lbs. She said if I continued to gain at that rate, I will be above the 25-35 limit. What? I have 10 weeks to go. I felt she was rude about it, P thought I was overreacting. We discussed VBAC vs. a 2nd planned C-section. She had this formula that she plugged certain things into and came up with a number of my success with VBAC - mine was 58%. Great. I still think we are going to go for it. The VBAC that is. I asked what position the kid was in (I think still frank breech) but she just told me where the head was. I guess what I am trying to say is that I don't like her. The bad thing is that is way too late to do anything about it. Whether it is justified or not, she has me CONSTANTLY anxious about the weight gain. Constantly. I don't eat any differently. I exercise four times a week. My diet is healthy with occasional treats. The weight thing is giving me a LOT OF ADDED STRESS. A LOT. In all likelihood she won't deliver my baby since she is part time; but the weight thing has sucked a bit of joy out of this pregnancy to be 100% honest.

So back to the VBAC - I haven't ever written V's birth story on this blog. It was too traumatic and difficult. But I did leave the hospital with a healthy baby, and that is all that counts, right? The recovery from a C-section, an emergency C-section, a C-section after days of labor is not easy. Avoiding that would be really great.

Anyway, I've really slowed down this pregnancy and I just can't get comfortable. In the car, on the couch, in bed, in my chair at work. My back is so painful some days and the top of my uterus feels like it is suffocating me. I'm hanging in there and I'm grateful. I really am. I apologize for complaining, I think it is hormones contributing. The back pain was nonexistent with V, with this kid I am carrying straight out, not low like with her. Wow, what a difference.


The Captain's Wife said...

seriously, it is amazing how in sinc you and I are! 3 yr old girls, due with boys in may. both are breech...

i echo many of your complaints. my back isn't bothering me, but holy cow is my crotch :) !

hang in there! we are almost there!!

Anonymous said...

wait. how the helz are you already 30 wks pregnant?? i feel like we were JUST talking about this the other day or something!

don't sweat the weight gain, seriously. it will all work itself out! :)

Anonymous said...

Looking good mama!
Hang in there..

Alisha said...

55lb with my singleton, 65 with my twins. the doctors never flinched. i think your doc stinks! 19 lbs at 30 weeks is great! Are you kidding?! Eat up!

Barb said...

It's hard no matter how you look at it! Pregnancy is a struggle, so I understand. :) Complain away. You look great though! And I'm so glad Met worked so great for you too.

Swistle said...

Pregnancy weight stuff drives me berserk. I did not appreciate the nurse saying in a negative tone of voice, "Oooo 2 pounds." I felt like saying "You know, I AM pregnant. I AM supposed to gain weight, and at about that rate, too." I gained very different amounts with each of my pregnancies---but it all came off afterward in about the same amount of time.