My lower left back was on fire and Aubrey seemed to be fighting her way out. I had MAJOR pain and pressure. So bad, that I started to cry. Addison was worried about me, as well as Paul. I kept having to use the restroom every 10 minutes or so. When I was on my way back to the couch, the pain of walking was just too much. I knelt down next to the couch, where Paul rubbed my back, while I cried. Addison kept giving me hugs and even told me "No more crying today Mommy. Okay?" I told her okay, as I think it might have scared her. Luckily, she went into the front room and fell asleep while watching a movie. The pain got even worse!! I was sobbing! Paul had me call the doctor that was on call. Of course, I had to leave a message and wait at least an hour for them to call me back. Paul was ready to watch the A&M-OSU game on tv, so he jokingly (but halfway serious) kept saying "You can't go into labor until after the game." At this point, I was NOT in the mood for his humor or sarcasm. I think this made me cry more!
Finally, the pain started to cease.
My mom and sister were in Ft. Worth at a wedding. During this all, I texted them, just giving them the heads up that I may be headed to the hospital. They kept calling or texting to check on me.
After an hour and a half, the doctor on call, Dr. Norton, called back. She asked if I was bleeding. I told her no and that the pain had subsided some. She told me that if it came back, I needed to go to L&D, otherwise, I was okay. I told Paul that I was glad that she wasn't my doctor, as she seemed very rushed and not too concerned about me.
Luckily, within the next hour, the pain had stopped and all of a sudden I felt great! I felt really good for the rest of the evening. Paul and I took Addison for a nice walk in the wagon. I was hoping the walking would help in some progression, too! No such luck! Yesterday, I felt good too. I even went to the grocery story by myself to try to get moving. (Paul has been going since I was on bedrest.) In the evening, my mom came by to play with Addison. We went on another walk. I guess the walking isn't helping much.
My back is slightly bruised and very sore where I had the pain the other day. I wondered if Aubrey was turning over, or doing something crazy in there! I guess we'll see at my next appointment (on Wednesday), as to whether or not I have progressed more!
I can't believe we're finally here, at the end of my pregnancy! I have one week and a day until I get to meet Ms. Aubrey, if she doesn't come sooner! This Wednesday is my last doctor's appointment, ultrasound, and non-stress test, as next week I'll be in the hospital having her!! This pregnancy has truly flown by, even though I know I have been counting down the days!