Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pain, Pain, Pain...

Yesterday I said my days alternate between pretty good and really bad. Well, today is really, really bad. I haven't had a back ache since the second trimester (not quite sure why it went away as I got bigger), but today it is back with a vengeance. Plus my belly is so heavy that the pressure on my pelvic area/rectum is almost unbearable. I know these could be signs of impending labor, but I've had no contractions or any other signs. In fact, the b-hicks contractions have really backed off the past two weeks. Maybe my poor uterus is just too stretched to contract much anymore. :(

On that note, I've been giving a lot of thought to requesting a C-section. My neighbor had her twins via C-section last week, and though she really did not want to have one originally, she said it was much, much better than her first singleton, vaginal delivery. H brought her and her husband dinner last night, and she was up and about and looking fine. H did note that she still looked like she was 6-months pregnant, but at least her pregnancy aches and pains were gone. Right now, I am in so much pain that the thought of having a quick C-section delivery without experiencing contractions or any other tearing down below sounds lovely. TMI WARNING--My hemorrhoids are so bad today that I can't imagine pushing out two babies so close to that super-sensitive area. Now, I have these hemorrhoids simply from the weight of my uterus pressing down on me, because I've had no constipation this entire pregnancy. Can you imagine what will happen once I start pushing? I feel like my intestines will come out with the babies. Sorry, not pleasant, I know.

Anyhow, speaking of my neighbor and her newborn twins, H came back from visiting them absolutely giddy and glowing. And one of the first things out of his mouth was--We're going to have to have more babies. I love H. I love that he loves kids, especially babies, so much. I hate that IF has made family building so hard for us, while my friends who are ambivalent about kids get knocked up so easily and then cry about it. I'm so grateful H and I are having these two babies, and I pray they will be delivered safe and sound. Even if it means the utter destruction of my arse and nether regions.

6 comments:

Keri said...

You make me laugh. I love that you can complain about such awful pain and be grateful at the same time.

Keep it up! You're so close!

Anonymous said...

Emmie,

I have been following your blog for months now. I am very excited for you and your husband. I have never experienced infertility, but I have enjoyed reading your story, especially when it comes to the in-laws and parents. They are too much!! Anyways, I was wondering about the boys' nursery. Have you been able to do any decorating? If so, what did you do with their room?

Jen

Anonymous said...

Go for the c-section! I know, I know it's major surgery, but I had one with my first (a singleton) and it was amazing. I went in, got all set up, walked to the OR, etc etc. I felt great after (the key is to be moving around when you can--basically don't just sit there.) I healed quickly and I'm expecting baby #2 in September and will be doing it all again. The ONLY drawback was that my hubby had to bring the baby to me as I couldn't move too quickly in the first week or two. Since you'll have 2 it may just be that much harder. I am ALL SET with labor! No thanks ;) Good luck to you!!!!

infertilemertil said...

I'm sorry you are feeling so rough. My sil is pg with twins and she is miserable at 6 months. I can't imagine the pressure. I've known several people who have had C-sections and preferred them to V-births. Keep us updated! It is exciting living vicariously(sp)through other people. :)

Motel Manager said...

Wow, H is indeed very cute about kids! That is so sweet!

I'm sorry today was a bad one, physically. As for a C vs a V birth, I say go with whatever makes the most sense for you. Birthing twins is a bigger undertaking than having a singleton, and any way they come out is going to be good as long as they are healthy. You've done a great job getting this far, too!

Isabel said...

If you think a c-section will make things easier I say go for it! I certainly wish I was the same as I was before having a baby... there's a lot you never hear about in polite conversation that I wish I had known beforehand when I still had a choice about it.