Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hello Third Trimester!

Hello burning, fiery, hemorrhoids from hell!

(*Warning: This post contains complaining and TMI*)

First the good news.

I've made it to the third trimester!

I'm done with work until hopefully January!

Now for the complaining part. . .

For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you will know that I have not complained about this pregnancy. I have analyzed every symptom to see if it was normal, but I have not complained. I am still not complaining about the pregnancy. I love being pregnant. What I don't love is what showed up on my asshole this week.

I blame it on "Field Day" at work last Wednesday. I was on my feet literally the entire day until about 7 pm. I was tired, but okay. That night I noticed it was uncomfortable to sit at the dining room table for dinner. I thought, I've had an internal hemorrhoid or two before, maybe it's just a flare up. I went to bed thinking nothing of it. That night I could feel searing pain every time I flexed my poor butt muscles. You don't realize how much you do this until it hurts.

I woke up the next morning to a kidney bean sized friend hanging out of my ass. I call him friend in the loosest sense. He's really a fiery hot bastard that causes me pain at every fucking movement. I just about cried Thursday and Friday. I could find no relief unless I laid on my side and didn't move AT ALL. I tried everything, warm baths, cool compresses, tucks pads, suppositories, and finally a little relief with the cream. I say a little relief because now I could walk without waddling. Perhaps this is why some preggos waddle, their butts hurt.

From all the research I could find, there is not much more I can do. Eventually, after pregnancy, if it doesn't go away they can surgically remove it. Yikes! Looks like my friend might be here a while. In that case I've decided to name him, "Harry the Hemorrhoid." Yesterday I started to feel even more relief as he started oozing blood (I told you this was TMI). Maybe he is on the way out (for now). I think not working anymore and getting more rest will help keep him at bay.

Otherwise. . . I am feeling fine. I started testing my urine for proteins this week due to my chronic high blood pressure. I still take my BP twice a day and nurses call once a week for my readings (which so far, knock on wood, have been fine). And I started my kick count card. I hope I am doing it right. When you lay down and really concentrate on movements, you can feel all kinds of flutters and slight movements, which they say counts. I am always hesitant to record them, but in the end I do. The first night it took 40 minutes, last night it took 20 minutes. I am so glad to be done with work so I can focus on all my prenatal chores.

Belly pic time:

27 weeks

28 weeks


A said...

Ouuucchhh! Tell Harry to go awayyyy!!! Hopefully now that you have time to rest, it wont be so painful :( Happy Third Trimester!

PJ said...

That sounds absolutely horrible! Damn, that field day! :P

YAY for summer break!!!

Wishing you lots of rest and relief. :)

Mandibula said...

It's too bad you can't just serve Harry with eviction papers! Luckily school is over and you can rest and focus on yourself and baby!

Carrie said...

THAT sounds terrible! I am so sorry that you are dealing with an unwanted visitor... OOOUCCH.

YAY for vacation, for the third trimester, and for an active and healthy baby. I bet you love doing the kick counts- I loved that too... and can't wait to do it with these babes.

Go put your feet up, and no more work until January, WOO HOO!!!

Ashley said...

That is HORRIBLE but the way you wrote it was sooo damn funny!! I'm sorry you have to deal with that!! Congrats on 3rd trimester though!! YAY for SUMMMER!!!!

Melody said...

Ah man! I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope "Harry" goes away soon! That sucks! Your belly pics are cute (AS USUAL) :)

Jill said...

Oh my, that does sound awful. So sorry you got them! Cute belly!

Fwiw, I count everything (movement, pokes, kicks, etc) as kick counts. I'm usually done in 5 mins or less (lol).

Congrats on making it to 3rd trimester! And woohoo for no more work until Jan! Yay!!