A lot has happened since I posted my 16 week update. We found out at 20 weeks that we are:
He is measuring big, at 1 lb at 20 weeks so they moved my due date up to June 13th.
Here is me at 25 weeks.
At 25 weeks I was at work at my mom and I's daycare when suddenly out of nowhere I felt like I was having a UTI. I had to pee a lot and it just felt painful like I could not empty my bladder. Shortly after that the back pain started on my right side. My mom had taken her dog to the vet and so I was waiting for her to get home to take over the kids I had to watch that morning. I called my husband and he came out and got me and we went to the doctor to get a urine test to check what was happening. They were really busy that day and so after about 2 hours I was in excruciating pain and was in tears and so I kept calling until I got a hold of someone who could tell me my results and they told me that I did not have a UTI but there was crystals and blood in my Urine and with the pain I was having I should get to the ER. So my husband no more than dropped me off at my moms and I had to call him to pick me up again. He drove me there and dropped me off while he got Dane from school in Riley. By this time I was MISERABLE! They started me an IV and gave me pain meds and then I felt a lot better but still had that terrible pain in my bladder like I had to pee but could not get the relief. They took me down and did a sonogram to see if they could find a kidney stone but they were not able to find one because the baby was in the way I guess. But they were able to see that my kidney was enlarged. They monitored the baby to make sure I wasn't in labor and then they admitted me.
I ended up going in on a Tuesday afternoon and was there until Friday afternoon. The first night and the next day were terrible on the pain. Thursday the urologist did an x-ray and dye test to see if they could see the kidney stone (they were careful of taking only 2 photos and making sure the exposure was limited but I was still apprehensive. I didn't want to do anything that was harmful to the baby but they all assured me it was ok. Sometimes you just have to put your faith in the doctors and professionals as hard as that can be.) They were not able to see a stone in there on the x-ray either. So after discussing what to do with the urologist we talked about putting a stent in to help the flow of urine and possibly pass the stone. I didn't want to do it at first, one because my OB told me it would have to stay in for the remainder of my pregnancy, and that it is uncomfortable for pregnant people, and two because I didn't want to go under anesthesia. So I was a little freaked out. So I decided to wait a day and see if I was able to pass the stone on my own.
The next day came and I still had not passe the stone so we didn't have any option but to put in the stent. So I had to fast for the second day in a row and at 5 pm they did the surgery. It went well, but the doctor said he still did not see a stone as he was putting the stent in. He said a lot of times it pushes it up farther and so when they remove the stent it should either pass before then or it will come out with the stent. It was not a pleasant experience to say the least. I can honestly say that having a c-section did not hurt as bad as that pain that I felt. It was AWFUL.
I am feeling much better now but still feeling not myself with the stent in. It still gives me that feeling like I have to pee even when I just went and when I do go it still has that feeling that my bladder is not completely empty. If I stand up too long it is worse because of the baby on my bladder and if I sit upright like in the car it is uncomfortable because I can feel the stent inside of me. I have to drink water like a fish and some days it gets hard to get enough in when I am running around taking care of kids all day.
Here was me at 27 weeks. Fully prego now! I have gained about 10 lbs total. I am happy with that. Sleep is difficult these days both with the stent and the baby belly. I get so tired by the end of the day but I know a lot of that comes with working. I have never worked full time since before I had Dane, so it has been an adjustment.
We have a theme for the baby's room but we do not have too much more nailed down. We don't even have a name picked out. We have a couple we are throwing around, but I am not ready to pull the trigger. I am thankful after much research I found a car seat and a booster that will work in the back of our car to allow for 3 car seats to be in the back seat. I was stressing over this because we had just sold our minivan in May and in October found out we were going to have another one, and I didn't want to get rid of our good gas mileage car with my new 1 hour round trip commute. (We have a Toyota Camry).
It's an Eddie Bauer surefit. It is a whole inch smaller than the one most people were recommending (The chicco keyfit 30)
I think that is all to report as of late. I have my glucose test at the end of March and we will have another ultrasound just to double check everything after all the kidney stuff I went through. Hey any excuse to see baby is a good one for me!