02 April 2010

ultramarathon

So I am still relieved from monday's ultrasound and it is well past the usual 36 hour zone of peace and tranquility.

The last time (the only other time) we did a 9w ultrasound (last year) we discovered our missed miscarriage, so for us, this was particularly symbolic and really scary. So to see everything looking well felt simply miraculous.

My urologist visit yesterday was actually great, and I cannot believe I am writing this sentence.
The guy and I are in complete agreement-- if no need to intervene, don't. So we aren't. But. Kidney stones are more common in pregnancy, and I do have some more, and it is more common to pass them (higher volume of urine, larger ureters). So, he told me I need to be prepared for more episodes, more trips to the ER, maybe..... and unless there is an obstruction, an infection, or uncontrollable/persistent pain, the treatment is usually conservative which is to say, heavy narcotics and anti nausea meds as needed. If the other bad stuff happens, then stents would be considered but they are not without their own risks, complications and downsides.

Then, I met with my GP for my previously scheduled annual physical, and she said, ohmygosh look at your cute belly! It's really popped right out!
Yup. see me nekkid, you can't miss it. See me clothed? You would suspect a serious long term doughnut binge. She is a great person and I feel so incredibly lucky to have her as my doctor. She really gets me, and that matter to me so much. And, I just truly like her. She is a family medicine person and will be my baby doctor too (she said yes!).

Me, how am I... tired enough to feel sick with it. I know it is good, I KNOW it, it is just hard. Like a fatigue ultramarathon. But sunday we are at week 10. Week 10. I am so hopeful now I worry about my heart. And ifallgoeswell, a few more weeks maybe and the acute debilitating exhaustion may wane a little, taking with it the nausea... which would be great. I will not miss either one (if I have a working doppler).

The exhausting weekend last weekend knocked the stuffing out of me. And I am having a hard time just realizing that I need to be even more gentle, go even slower, expect a little less...

9 comments:

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Woot woot! You'e creeping ever closer to the 2T, where that fatigue will get alot better. Your poor body is still doing so much of the work for baby, but by 12-13 weeks, the placenta takes over alot of it and you'll feel much better. And if you haven't already, make sure to get your iron checked!

Nic said...

Yay for for the ultrasound and yay for nearly 2T! I really hope you start to feel better soon. As great as it is to the have the symptoms of being PG, it must be exhausting.
Take care
Nic x

Jules a.k.a. Julie said...

I'm glad you an urologist are in agreement. Hopefully no more episodes to come. Yay for 10 weeks! I definitely understand what you mean about being more gentle and slowing down. The pg just seems to demand it, but I assure you my house has suffered! What a pit! :-) hugs!

Barefoot said...

I'm so glad that things are going well with the baby. Hope that you are able to rest and recover from the kidney ordeal!!

irrationalexuberance said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sprogblogger said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

And yes, what my mom said. Listen to my mother!

And take care of yourself.

Thinking of you, and cheering you on, and am positively DELIGHTED every time you get another burst of good news. (And hoping that the stones will just lay low for the next, oh, 8 months, at least!)

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

Glad that the visit went well, and so much better than anticipated!

It is such a different kind of tired than anything else. I haven't run ultramarathons, but the races I have run have never left me anything like as tired as I was in the first trimester. It's like every cell is tired.

And it gets much better, soon.

It is what it is said...

This is such good news to read and I hope you've had a good long exhale.

Take good care of yourself and find enjoyment when and where you can.

These early weeks are tough enough without kidney stones so go easy on yourself.

GPS cell phone said...

Hope that you don't have any more episodes like this, but glad that you and the specialist are on the same page.
Loving the U/S tech who gave you pics of your baby! Looking forward to more good news on Monday.china electronics wholesale