Friday, October 10, 2008

Why are they doing this to me?

Okay honestly...I've had some real problems during this pregnancy.

First being I was so tired all the time in my first trimester..and then just after Josh left for a month to sea I started having problems with my heart rate.

Then they need me to be tested for Neural Tube Defects since that part of my Quad Marker Screen came back as a slight positive. So a friend takes me down to Tacoma to get the ultrasound...there's nothing, except Caralyn has a hole in her heart they need to check once a month to make sure it's nothing too serious...and I had Complete Placenta I was put on bed rest and pelvic rest. Okay. The day I found that out, Josh was getting home so I'm not too worried. At least I had someone there with me to deal with it.

So I go back once a month. Then we find out she's "small" and I also need to have her growth checked once a month until she starts growing like an average baby. No problem since I was already going there for my echo every month.

Then my 1 hour glucose test came back slightly elevated (I found out only by about 2 points, which is like nothing), so I have to do the 3 hour glucose test. No problem...except they waited a month before they told one ever got ahold of me!

In my wait for the results, at 29 weeks, I go into pre-term labor. Luckily I didn't start dilating at all I was just having the contractions...the real thing, not the Braxton-Hicks kind! So I'm put on bed rest...again.

So I take my 3 hour glucose test and wait for the results. They never came so I figured I was good. Then just 2 nights ago I get a call from the hospital stating that they "must have slipped through their fingers" because I should've been called a couple weeks ago (I took the test Sept, 19!) to let me know my results were slightly elevated again. I need to go in to learn how to check my blood sugar level 4 times a day and learn how to eat properly.

This is complete bullshit! They're LOOKING for things wrong with me and I'm SICK OF IT! I got over my hypochondria awhile ago and now they're trying to make me worry about every little thing. NOT going to happen! Let me enjoy the last 6 1/2 weeks of my pregnancy for goodness sake!

So I called the lady back yesterday around 1:30PM since that's when I heard from Josh that he couldn't get off to take me to an appointment until today. She NEVER CALLED ME BACK! So he called me before he went to bed last night and I called the other Dr. I had heard from about this and left a message with her. It was after hours so hopefully this morning I'll hear from her and get an appointment to be taken care of.

It's not like I can take the car and drive just anytime. I have to work around Josh's schedule. My belly usually hits the steering wheel now because I'm so short and have to be so close to the wheel anyway. So what am I supposed to do? Work is super busy with pre-deployment stuff (he leaves in early December for 3 months) and he's one of the only ones in his section qualified to stand watches and stuff. It's not his fault his fellow crew members are mess ups!

Josh is also now worried about not being able to get off duty for the Childbirth Education Class we're registered for. He's trying and trying to get someone to stand in for him, but it's also Family Day on the boat (the families tour the's really fun actually, but I wouldn't ever be able to make it this year...I did it last year not a big deal). I will be PISSED if they don't let him out since 2 weeks ago when I scheduled it, they had already given the okay for him to go do it.

GAH! Why is all of this happening NOW? I hate the Navy sometimes, but mainly only during Pre-Deployment!

Oh yeah...Josh is still amazing and I love him more and more every day.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry hun! The Navy is not family-friendly at all. I'm sorry you're having problems; pregnancy is really tough on a body. I, too, had problems driving while pregnant. I ended up pretty much being escorted everywhere, but now...I love driving! What kind of childbirth class did you sign up for? If you need someone to talk to, my email is Send me an email and I'll send you my phone number. I hope things get better!