Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pregnancy Week by Week: Week 28


I've heard people say that the day they hit the third trimester everything changed. Week 28 definitely felt different. I felt a little more tired, a little more uncomfortable, had a little more trouble sleeping, and felt a lot more like I wanted to do things other than be at my desk at work.

To add to the list, when I got to my office on Wednesday morning I literally could not walk. I managed to shuffle to my desk, only to continue to feel worse. I had a terrible pain on the lower left side of my belly. As the discomfort crept around to my back I started to worry about preterm labor. I called my doctor, grabbed my things, and got checked out. Once it was confirmed that the baby was fine and I was not having any sort of contractions, I felt a million times better. But, I still couldn't walk properly (or stand upright at all) and when the nurse touched my left side I nearly jumped out of the bed. Their best guess? Potentially a kidney stone. Oooof.

Supposedly kidney stones are fairly common in pregnancy due to all the extra stress your kidneys are under. Since they're working so hard (and you pee all the time), they simply aren't as able to process everything as well as usual. As a result, in addition to the other discomforts of pregnancy, kidney stones make the list of things that are more likely to occur.

By Friday, I felt back to normal. It was blissful. Not only could I stand up easily, walk, and had no pain, but my complaints from earlier in the week had also disappeared. I'm opting to call this a minor set back in a generally smooth sailing pregnancy. 

On to week 29!


20 comments:

  1. Glad it past! I heard they are painful.

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  2. Oh man! I had kidney stones post partum and they were the absolute worst, I strongly strongly suggest you get an appointment with a Urologist, you do NOT want to have another one pass closer to the end and/or after the baby comes. So sorry you had to go through that - it is literally worse pain then labor (I hope that makes you feel better about labor!)

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  3. Oh ick! I've heard they're so horrible... so glad it was over and done with quickly!

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  4. You look great mama! Hope you're feeling better and they stay put!

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  5. ooph--no fun! glad they passed and everything is okay.

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  6. I've had kidney stone issues (SO PAINFUL I couldn't stand... and I was working at Old Navy at the time!!!) so I know how that feels and could not IMAGINE having it happen while preg. So I am glad you are ok!!! And you look wonderful!

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