Apparently, pregnancy "caught up with me"-per my nurse at the OB.
It all started last night.
I had pressure beyond belief in my 'area'. Like, whoa. It was so bad, that while Declan and I were trying to catch up on American Idol from the week (we're oh so behind, and honestly? I'm bored with the season already, so whatev) I literally moaned and groaned and cried big tears over the pain.
Not to mention my lower back literally felt like it was going to break in two...and my legs were cramping up a storm.
Now, don't get me wrong--I've had my share of pelvic pressure and such the last few weeks, but this...this was different. I have a decent pain tolerance too, but ow, seriously. OW.
I despised my 3 story townhouse last night and all those steps.
Declan had to "escort" me to bed (aka: push my bum from behind to give me some extra 'umph'). In bed, there was no comfortable position.
I woke up at 1:45am and had a desert-dry mouth. I could hardly talk. I muttered something to a sleepy Declan, "Need. water. bad." He muttered something back, like, "Me. get. water. for. you" (okay we don't really talk like cave-men, but...you get it.) Then I said something back like, "With ice and straw please!" (I know...picky at 1:45am after being in a dead sleep. High maintenance I guess.)
I chugged it down, and still just felt so miserable. Miserable is really the only word for it. I had leg cramping from my thighs on down, a back that felt like it was about to snap, and this pain down under that ohmygosh was NOT fun.
Therefore, I was up. Completely, 100% awake. For about 3 hours. Thank God for my iPhone in times like these, when I can update my facebook status, tweet or read tweets, and play games. Also-I googled. I know better then to google, but some of my searches included "33 weeks pregnant and pain in my 'hoo-ha'". The things I found I did not like. That is why I hate google, and usually stay away from pregnancy-googling for fear it will turn me into a crazy monster.
I finally fell asleep a few hours later, only to wake up again at 7:30am. I grunted like a man when I got out of bed, but I did it. I got up, dressed and ready for my work day all while feeling less then normal to say the least.
I called my OB nurse just to explain what was going on, (not to mention, my hands decided to swell on me today, and I have a ring-sore-therefore, they're removed now. Enter in the "unwed mother" look.) and I told her all of these things.
I mentioned the big tears I cried.
I mentioned the pain and that I've felt pretty great up until yesterday. I mentioned the increase in BH contractions. I mentioned the suddenness of all of it.
I awaited some really great diagnosis for my issues.
But basically, all she could tell me was that pregnancy just "finally caught up with me."
-I've never DONE this before, so it is SO hard to know what is "normal" and what is "not". I try not to complain, I really do.
-I went down to the nurse and I have completely perfect blood pressure. No issues there.
-The doctor is going to call me if she thinks any of what I told the nurse seems abnormal. She's pretty sure it is normal.
-The pain is a lot less then it was last night.
On those notes...
at least its Friday...