September 16, 2008

31 weeks

I "celebrated" turning 31 weeks by being in the hospital, yes, once again. I went in on Saturday 9/13, with severe kidney pain, again. Only this time it was not a kidney infection, but a kidney stone. Go figure. I came home Monday afternoon 9/15.

I am very thankful that this hospital trip was for something as "easy" as a kidney stone and not because the placenta previa was bleeding.

For anyone who might be counting, not that I am of course, but this was my 5th hospital trip. Again, thankful these have all been for things not related to the previa. And, baby boy continues to be healthy and strong for which I am also very thankful.

I have an OB appt. this afternoon and hopefully there will not be any surprises. I refuse to take my hospital bag with me today. I just do. I kind of cannot handle the thought of being put back in after I just got out of there yesterday.

On a good note, I did take my fully prepared hospital bag with me when I went in on Saturday, and though I was too sick and in too much pain the first 30 hours or so, when I did start to feel better it was very nice to have clean clothes and my own toiletries with me. Yeah!

About 7 more weeks till the c-section. Still hoping and praying we get that far without any complications from the previa.

On a funny side note, hubby and I cannot agree on a name for this baby. We have never had this much struggle coming up with and agreeing on a name. But, how many people have to come up with 8 different boy names they like? When people ask me if we have a name yet, I say, yes, his name is " Baby Boy". Maybe we will be inspired on a name we can both agree on after we "see" this little boy.

**Edited to add: Just back from my OB appt. Yes, I got to come home! Hooray! My OB is wondering if my severe stomach pain is an ulcer, but there isn't any difference in treatment if we knew that for sure and so doing an upper GI really isn't going to benefit us anything and only add risks to the pregnancy. He is going to up my at home hydration to be sure I am getting enough and I am supposed to work on getting more potassium into me. Darling hubby is at the store right now buying banana's and looking for a sports drink that has potassium in it for me to see if I can drink it and have my stomach tolerate it. My kids were thrilled to see me walk back through the door after my appt. They are getting used to me ending up in the hospital anytime I leave the house. Nice surprise for them, and for me too!


Homemanager said...

I'm so sorry that you were in the hospital again...kidney stones are very painful...I'm very glad that you haven't had any problems with the previa though and that "Baby Boy" is doing so well! :)
Will continue to pray and check in on you.

Julie Allen said...

Glad to hear you didn't get carted off to the hospital today! Hooray!! Praying that you can eat the bananas or shake or whatever your hubby makes up for you. Sounds exciting doesn't it?! I think baby boy is a great name! I don't understand why you don't have any boy names saved up for future use! lol!! Trevor is cute! Or how about Timothy? I'm in the T's tonight I guess! Love ya!

Jenni said...

Wow, the drama continues eh?! My goodness! If it's not one thing it's another! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers, and congratulations I didn't know you were having a boy! We are too and we had a terrible time picking a name for this little guy as well, but I think we finally have one! Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

We had to come up with a boy name too - his name is Victory. We liked Honor as well but didn't choose it.
I'm so glad you have made it to 31 weeks - what a blessing! Praying you make it to 38 weeks! (Praying we both do! :) )

Kristen Bradley

Karen said...

Soooo...are we thinking of having a boy-naming-extravaganza? Couldn't hurt? Might even help!

Continuing to pray...

Roberta said...

WOW! Glad to know the baby is doing alright. Sorry this has been a hard pregnancy on you. You sound like you are handling it all really well.

Potato skins are higher in potassium than bananas if I remember right. My potassium was low this summer, so Adam would bake me a potato in the evening so I could eat the skins.

Lima and pinto beans, raisins and winter squash are high too.

I pray "...the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus."

And, yeah, I like Karen's idea. I LOVE thinking of baby names. :)

Runningamuck said...

Umm, I'm sooo not someone to point fingers when poor Micah went through his first 24 hours outside the womb without a name! lol. We get so much grief over that from friends. What can I say? We wanted to be sure we got it right. And he was only the third set of boy names we had to come up with! I think you've earned the right to wait and "see". =0)

Glad the appointment went well and that Baby Boy continues to do so well.

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