Thursday, September 2, 2010

We had us a little scare.

Yesterday morning I woke up to a wicked pain in my lower abdomen. Like someone was stabbing me/really bad menstral cramp pain. Its okay, I thought, I probably just slept weird.

So I got up, got ready, and went to work. But every 10 minutes or so, I would have these pains that lasted for about 10 minutes. I couldn't stand up straight, I couldn't even cross my legs. It HURT! Don't worry I told myself, everything is fine (sidenote: our instincts are always right).

So then my boss asked me something from her office and I got up to go tell her the answer, but I couldn't get out of my chair it hurt so bad. "Leah! Pain in pregnancy is not normal - call your doctor!" she says.

So, I called my Mom, described it, and the she got emotional because she miscarried her first, and made me promise that I would call my OB. Then I called my sister-in-law - yup, its not normal she confirmed.

Then I called my doctor. Come right this minute they said. Okay, now I was scared. I called my husband in tears. Worst case senerios flooded my head. I cannot imagine loosing this baby and starting from square one again. That would be beyond devastating.

So, I met Dman at my OB's where they rushed me in. And with a quick ultrasound and cervical check, confirmed that nothing was wrong.

Apparently I am small - newsflash - and so, I am going to experience a lot of things that 'normal' sized people will not. My pain was a result of my ligaments being streched way too fast. Oh yeah, if I forgot to tell you, I am the size of an elephant now. Fun.

Seeing my baby kicking away and that little heart beating was the best feeling that I have had in a while. I am just so THANKFUL for the blessing that it is to be able to bring a child into this world. Stop and think about it for a second - it is a miracle.


  1. scary! so good to hear everything was ok. <3

  2. As we all know, i am far from small but i had the same thing. I would describe the pain to other mothers and no one would know what i was talking about. Finally i clued in i was just stretching...
    My doctor suggested yoga but i was too lazy!

  3. ouch!!! that is crazy it hurt THAT much. i rmemember you saying that you could pretty much feel your skin stretching, but wow. who knew. hope it doesn't get any worse, and glad everything was okay!

  4. hah, size of an elephant...this i gotta see. Wait til us meeks get pregnant, then you'll have a comparasin on your hands! hahah. Because of your size, do you have to have a c-section?

  5. Thanks guys! And Sarah, the answer is no! My doctor said that my chances of a c-section are no higher than anyone elses - its all in how well yuor hips/pelvis spead. So we will see how spreadable I am!!