laid up

July 14th, 2007 by cathy

Okay, so Jeff will yell at me for posting about this, and Sam will be mad at me for not calling her, and maybe this post will suddenly disappear out of embarrassed, but I need to get it out.

Friday after work, I went to pick up Jack at my mom’s house. I went to use the bathroom, and there was blood. I called the doctor (and the doctor said) no more jumping on the bed, or lifting anything or cleaning the house (yeh, like that’ll happen) or moving around too much. He didn’t really go into any details, just said if it gets worse, call the doctor on Monday, and then he hung up. (Without even saying good-bye)

I have continued to bleed since then. I’ve talked to a couple people about it, and they each knew someone who’s bled throughout their pregnancy, including my mom (Sam, you trouble maker). This doesn’t really make me feel much better, even though I know it should. I’m usually highly emotional anyway, so this just aggravates the emotional side of me. I know, logically, that I shouldn’t worry too much and that I should take it easy, but I can’t help it! Plus I keep thinking, was it the DDR? I know I’ve had coffee, not every day, but… Am I not drinking enough water? Was I getting too worked up about summer reading going well? Am I carrying my 38 pound two year old around too much? Could it be the Lamicital (for my seizures), which they say is okay, but do they really know?

So now I have to just hang around, not doing much. I missed the Corn Hill Arts Festival, which would have been hot and a lot of walking. Plus I’m worried now that the doctor won’t let me go to California. Of course, what’s more important, the health of your child or a couple hundred bucks. I’m actually already out about $450 because I was supposed to go on a cruise for the first time IN JANUARY which is when I’m due. 🙁

Well at least I’m mostly healthy. Jack and Jeff are healthy. Hopefully my little (girl) is still healthy too.

6 Responses to “laid up”

  1. Pat Says:

    Cathy–Just found this today and I am immediately sending good thoughts, hugs and prayers your way. I really do know exactly how you are feeling and If you want to talk or vent or whatever, call me. Hubby is Ken(Jr) and we’re in the phone book. Lay low, stay off your feet. Hope things are better today. PS I was really coming here to tell you that if you would like, I will sneak Jane Eyre to you after I link our copy tomorrow. Let me know.

  2. cathy Says:

    Thank you so much. I know that its possible that there isn’t anything wrong, but of course I didn’t notice it until after 5pm on a Friday, so I have to wait until tomorrow morning to talk to my doctor. It really is nice to know that I have the support of my birth family and my library family.
    PS Yippee for Jane Eyre! If I have to stay off my feet, what a perfect way to do it. Plus I’ll have double the excuse for crying! Thanks so much for your prayers. They really do mean a lot to me.

  3. Pat Says:

    Where do you want me to send it? Parma?

  4. cathy Says:

    yay! Yes please send it to Parma. Thanks. You are too wonderful. 🙂

  5. Pat Says:

    Out of here tomorrow morning. Take care and keep your feet up.

  6. samantha Says:

    i love you cathy.

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