Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My good news for the week!

I'm so excited!  I saw the gastro doc yesterday and he said he could safely say all these problems were NOT gallbladder related.  It can stay where God put it!  No post partum surgery!  WOOHOO!  That's the good news.

The bad news is I've got some kick butt heartburn.  Not really news, but these "new" feelings I've been having have not been my typical heartburn symptoms.  If this is true heartburn and not just reflux, I pity anyone having to go through it!  It hurts.  It's bearable, especially knowing I only have about 6 weeks of the worst of it left, but it's still uncomfortable!  The doc gave me some extra medication for it but I have to try some lifestyle changes first...propped pillows at night, less acidity in my diet, no eating after 7 pm, etc.  And funny how stress can play a role in it, too.  I haven't had a single "episode" since finding out yesterday that it wasn't my gallbladder.

On New Baby's front, we're still nameless.  Hubby is being quite stubborn about it and refuses to give me anything he might like.  We're seriously going to have a problem in the hospital agreeing on something, especially with a hormonal, post partum, weepy new mom.  I hate that I do that but with both of mine I have been super emotional and Hubby won't be helping matters if he doesn't help me figure something out.  She'll be coming out with a name like Gertrude or Bertha if he's not careful.  I can also be quite mean post partum.  Thanks to ohmommy, I now know it's possible to change a babies name after bringing them home.  ;oD

She's also about to fall out.  I'm not kidding when I say she's riding low these days.  She's got to be engaged in the birth canal by now.  I don't remember the other two doing this, so it's going to be extra fun to see if she comes on her own.  Contractions are picking up again but I also have another UTI type infection, so that could be why.  I'd like the experience to go into labor on my own although I might regret that decision if she decides to actually fall out as she's threatening before I get the epidural.  

Anyway, so this week has been made wonderful by my report from the gastro doc, and I'm so happy no surgery is in my future!  Can I get an AMEN?!


Mandy said...

Amen sister!!!")

Stephanie said...

I'm so happy for you and your good news!! Hopefully with the new meds and practices, your heartburn will cease a bit. I know how that can be killer though. Good Luck with you guys coming up with a name!!