Monday, July 16, 2007

What a Monday...

Over the last few days I've been having some pretty bad headaches, I've been crampy and my back has been killing me. I called the triage (sp?) nurse at the doctor's office today to see if these things were all normal when you're pregnant or if we should be concerned and go in and meet with one of the doctors.

She told me that we should go to the hospital because it sounded like I was in labor, because all of these things are signs of labor. I told her I didn't think it was that bad and I asked her if she thought I should come in to the office instead of the hospital. She had said that she was concerned about my blood pressure and that at one of my visits, it seemed a little high. (Even though the doctors and nurses had always told us that it was normal...) But whatever, they know what they're talking about, right? So, I called Chad and he left work (which he didn't mind, of course!) and shortly after he got home, we went to the hospital.

WE WAITED IN TRIAGE FOR 4 HOURS and then finally got called. It turns out that DEHYDRATION and EATING CRAPPY for the last few days can also lead to all of these symptoms. If the freaking triage nurse at the doctors office would have told me this or asked what I've had to eat, then we could have gotten all of this straightened out over the phone in about two minutes instead of the 5 1/2 hours that we were at the hospital for plus getting stuck on the freeway during rush hour on the way home. The nurse at the hospital also told us that Brynn and my blood pressure were great... and that if my contractions are strong enough that I can't talk or walk through them, then I'm in labor. THAT would have been nice to know too.

So, tonight I am drinking a bunch of water and we had salads for dinner. I bought some glazed donuts this morning at the grocery store and now Chad gets to take them to work with him tomorrow. Nice. Hmph.