I really hope this kid growing inside of me does not inherit any of my clumsy traits.
I was coming into work this morning walking down the stairs in the parking garage with Bob and Mark and slipped and fell down the concrete stairs hard right on my back and ass. Needless to say I was in pain and extremely worried about the baby being hurt. I finally got to my desk and told my supervisor what happened. He filled out an accident report and suggested I go get checked out by their recommended doctor. I left and went to the doctor around 9. He said that it looked like my back was physically ok, nothing thrown out of place or broken, but that I should talk to my OB Gyn about the baby. I called the OB Gyn and they recommended I rest for the rest of the day — off my back — well hydrated, resting on my left side if possible and keeping my bladder empty. I also had to go for more bloodwork….AGAIN. This time they want to see if my blood and the baby's intermingled with the fall. Since I am RH- their could be complications if the baby is RH+ and our blood mixes. So far I haven't heard anything back, but if the test comes back positive I will have to get a shot of rhogam earlier than they originally expected.
I scheduled my childbirth education classes today. Rich and I will be going Sundays in September between 1-3pm. It should be interesting, but I am not looking forward to watching the "miracle of life" videos they show. I am very weak stomached, and quite honestly I don't know how I'm going to go through childbirth unless I am blindfolded. I am more worried about passing out by seeing my own blood than having to push the kid out! They showed those videos in sex-ed in 12th grade and I could not watch them at all. It really turned my stomach. The C-Section one was worse than Natural Childbirth if I remember it correctly.
Well I must go get more ice water, pee and lay on my left side again. What an exciting life I live!