Friday, December 19, 2008

I wish I could say labor pains…

….however all I can say is left butt pains!!!! Tear! :(

For those of you who feel left out of the loop, let me catch you up to speed. Monday and Tuesday evenings I had lots of extra pressure after rolling around on the birth/balance/yoga ball. There were also deep pains in my upper left butt cheek. However, after a good night’s sleep, I was always able to get up and walk it off. No problems working, exercising, walking, nothing!! Wednesday night I sat on the ball for over an hour reading my book and felt awesome – until I got up. I must have really opened up that pelvis for Peanut to nestle herself far into my pelvic region. I went to bed on Wednesday night with quite a bit of pain, but thought – I can walk it off in the morning. Well, that was not true. Each time I got up to go to the bathroom Wed night into Thursday morning, I was gimping myself to the bathroom. The pain was NOT gone by morning. I gimped myself to work and had horrible left butt pain and even back pain all morning long. I was very uncomfortable. Everyone at work thought I might be having “back labor” to which I was very excited about and it made the pain a “little more tolerable.” As you know, I had a doctor’s appt yesterday and NO SIGNS OF ACTIVE LABOR. Peanut’s head is right down there (which I was told was a good thing b/c it meant she still wasn’t floating) and the cervix is softening --- however, it is still fairly posterior (for all your former mamas and medical people). I told her that I was absolutely miserable and couldn’t take much more of this. By the time I got home last night, I was in such pain walking that I had tears in my eyes. Poor Nate didn’t even get dinner cooked for him! I rolled around on the ball last night, took a long hot bath, used an electric massagers, did all my stretches to make her move, and NOTHING worked!! I am still in HORRIBLE pain and have 3 days left to work. I am not sure how I am going to work under this amount of pain. With every step I take, I have horrible pains – bring tears to my eyes at times. So, we will see what today and this weekend bring, and I might have to call the doctor on Sunday if it isn’t any better. I worry about permanent nerve damage with all of this compression on the nerve!!!!

I am really searching long and hard for the ejection button – but Peanut’s stay is UP in this womb!!!! If you have any tips where it might be, please let me know!!

Please pray for pain relief and/or LABOR!!!! She MUST COME OUT!!!
Allyson and the rebel Peanut

2 comments:

Steffany said...

You poor thing! I'll be praying for you! It will all be worth it soon!

Love you,
Steff

EP said...

Nice try telling the doc you were miserable - I tried that, they did an US to verify size, and was induced the next week :) As far as the pain, I remember her telling me "the only way you're going to get rid of that pain is to stand on your head". Literally - can you believe she told me that?! Have you tried that yet? Nate could be your spotter.