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01 August 2007 @ 08:52 pm
I guess I have to accept some bad with all this good  
I hemmed and hawed about whether or not to post this, but since I've been to open with everything else, why not? 

I got a call from my doctor yesterday to inform me that I have placenta previa.  Don't worry, the baby is fine.  What that means is that the placenta attached too low and is blocking part or all of the cervix.  He told me not to panic as the placenta will usually "migrate" to a higher position as the pregnancy progresses.   But until told otherwise, I am on strict orders not to do anything too strenuous.  No heavy lifting/pushing, no vigorous activity- which gets me out of many household chores, bonus!  But worst of all- no sex.  All I have to say is that it had better move because 5 months of forced celibacy is just wrong...it's WRONG. 

I'm trying to stay positive about this whole thing.  It's not the end of the world, but it is a huge bummer.  I just wanted everything to go smoothly and now a small wrench has been tossed into the works.  At least I wasn't put on bed rest.  Talk about torture.  I'm just going to take things easy and try not to worry too much.  There is the potential for something to go very wrong, but I can't think like that.  I know there is no way I could have prevented this from happening, but it still feels like there was something, somewhere that I did that might have led to this.  Crazy, I know, and maybe its the hormones talking, but I can't help feeling some small amount of guilt. 

Stay tuned.

Current Mood: depressedbummed
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on August 2nd, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
Don't feel guilty, hun. These things sometimes happen and it's not your fault. *hugs* The main thing is that both you and baby are fine. And if you have to go on bed rest, get the hubby to set you up - laptop with wireless connectivity, remote control for tv/stereo, drink and food on demand, video rentals on rotation. It could be cool :)

With the sex, well I might be an exception, but I actually didn't have a desire for sex during my last few months. It seemed like too much work with my big belly. My hubby was not thrilled at all. In fact, he said that he had read that most pregnant women get hornier, and wanted to know what the hell happened to me. *laughs* But he dealt with it. Me, I was just fine with celibacy while I was pregnant, and even for a while after the baby was born too. Maybe that was tmi?

Don't let it stress you or bum you out. Think positive. This may sound dorky, but sometimes the attitude and emotions make all the difference in the world. Sing and hum to your body, cause the baby will hear it. Smile & be happy on the inside and the out, the body will feel it and respond accordingly.

Glass half full, sweetie. Glass half full. *big hug*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on August 2nd, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
If I do have to go bed rest, it would be a bore, but as long as I had access to my anime and boy smut, it wouldn't be so bad. I could actually get some writing done. LOL.

I don't feel as bummed as I did yesterday, but now I'm too worried about what might be construed as overexerting. I guess I'll just have to be a bum and let hubbie do everything.^^

I have heard about the whole getting hornier while pregnant thing. I, so far, haven't noticed any changes, but I'm naturally a horn-dog to begin with. That's why waiting 5 months will be rough. *sigh*

But thank you for the hugs, hun. I sure needed them.
Jukeboxjukebox_csi on August 3rd, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
I tell ya what it means....it means MILK IT FOR ALL IT'S WORTH! *laughs* That's right - don't lift a thing unless it's the remote control, don't bend over for nuttin', don't carry nada, walk only a short distance, forget the housework. It's all about supervise now.

Ex: Honey, please go do a load of clothes. Remember, the whites are separate from the colors. And don't use too much detergent

Honey, please do the dishes. The sink's getting full.

Honey, you're cooking tonight again, right? This is what I want you to make....

Honey, can you go get me something to drink? I'm tired.

Honey, can you {insert any mundane chore you'd rather not do yourself here}

rookafrk on August 2nd, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
that's hard, but it's as your friend said : you and your baby are fine and this is the most important!
Now think about it, more excuses not to do the big exhausting works in the house and to get high on ice cream ^^
And i'm sure your baby won't allow his mum and dad to be deprived of sex for that long: he'll have the placenta move è_é !
And most of all, don't think it is your fault at all. It happens and can happen to anyone and there's no reason *pokes and hugs*
evilkat_meowevilkat_meow on August 2nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Believe me, I'm going to milk this for all its worth. Hubbie needs to know the joys of vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom.

Thanks for the hugs, sweetie. I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

And how is your move to the states coming along?
(Anonymous) on August 5th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
lol, yeah, it's the mission of the women of our generation: teach guys house chores !
And of course it will work!!!