Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Of course

All went fine.

Of course, it could have gone better had one of my cultures not come back positive prohibiting CVS to be done vaginally instead of abdominally. Of course, two out of the three would have been better (and less painful) to have been done abdominally. The first one hurt. The second one really, really hurt. The third one wasn't so bad. I'm now on antibiotics 4 times a day for 28 dosages...what's that...a week? I'm tired. We left at noon and didn't get back until 6:30 pm. The procedure probably isn't that bad when done vaginally or when you only have to do it once. Three times abdominally was a drag. I'm glad I didn't know how much it would hurt before hand. I'm glad it's done.

Of course, all three were growing strong and a few days ahead of the growth curve. I was told bleeding and even clotting would be normal for a few days and it would only be concerning if it was heavy and soaking a pad quickly. I'm telling you, I will be surprised if I do bleed. This pregnancy is a strong one. I'm sore. And, I think my belly will be very bruised for awhile, but that all will ultimately be fine. I guess the good news is the SR will only be one stick of a thinner needle.

Of course, my plan to hide out in my room until Max was asleep didn't even come close to working. However, it was fine. He went down well with little trouble and just came on the bed with me for a few minutes of play and book reading and I haven't heard a peep out of him since Noemi put him in his crib.

Of course, my plan to vote when I came back was flawed. I didn't get back until much later than planned and the line was long, long, long. Since I'm supposed to be on strict bed rest for 24 hours with bathroom privileges only, I decided not to chance it. Now, I'm mad at myself for not planning better or thinking about that factor and vote first thing this morning when the polls opened. I can't remember the last time I didn't vote in an election. My only rationalization is that most often who and what I vote for is not the popular view and doesn't "win" anyway. Still I do think that every vote counts and am disappointed in myself for the lack of foresight on this. Fiftheen minutes until the polls close. Of course, I am planning on going on there to sit and supervise. One, because they are going to need the help. Two, because it will get things wrapped up quicker and then I can get into my jammies and go to sleep sooner. Hey, sitting in a chair for a few minutes can't be any worse than sitting in traffic on the way home for 90 minutes.


Katrina said...

Glad the test itself went well, even if it were not very comfortable. :( I am sorry that nature didn't run its course with one of your little beans as I am sure it is hard making the decision you must make for your family. Rest up and take care! The voting police will not come after you...this time. LOL :)

Laura in L.A. said...

Hi Debbie,

I'm sorry it hurt so much, but I'm glad you feel that overall, things went well. Take good care and rest, and I will be thinking of you.

Love, Laura

tripntwinmom said...

Glas you now have that test behind you. So sorry that nature did not take its course for you. Just try and remember that you are doing what is best for your WHOLE family and that you HAVE to look out for BOTH you and Max and what is the wisest course of action for you to take!