My journey dealing with secondary infertility in this crazy fertile world.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Trip to the ER

Before I go any futher...I am okay.

Had my 36 week check up today. I have been having some trouble breathing recently and just chalked it up to another wonderful late pregnancy symptom. When my dr saw me, he immediately said I needed to go to the ER b/c if I was getting enough oxygen, neither was the baby.

Needless to say, it was a huge ordeal with me being 36 (!!!!) weeks and all. They had L & D come down and monitor me while I had various bloodwork and a breathing treatment. I was discharged as having had an asthma attack.

Baby seemed fine. They did a very long NST b/c he wasn't moving too much but heart rate was good. I had several contractions during the 2 hour monitoring, but I have been having a ton of Braxton Hicks.

I am just exhausted. Both mentally and physically. I think this was my body's way of saying...slow down! I really have been doing too much. So, I wait another week. I was supposed to get my first internal check today, but I guess it will be next week.

Hopefully I will have less drama this week! I really better pack my bag sooner than later though!


Elaine said...

Hey Rebecca, I am so glad you and your little boy are okay. I guess it's best the doctor was overly cautious. I know you are uncomfortable and miserable these days...but the light is shining at the end of the tunnel. And beyond that light is a beautiful baby boy you are going to fall in love with!

Take care of yourself! Thanks also for the well wishes. I am doing day at a time.


Searching said...

Yikes! That's a little scary! I'm glad you are both okay. I vote for packing your bags now. Wow, getting close!

Mandy said...

I am so glad to hear everything was okay!! you are almost there, what a awesome feeling to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Time to slow down, and take some time for you, because it's all going to change soon!!

nancy said...

How in the hell did you get to 36 weeks? Whoa. Hello time? Stop freaking me out.

Glad you are okay!