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


Steffany said...

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

Love you,

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.