Let me just first say that I know this post is going to sound like a LOT of complaining and really I guess it will be -- so go ahead and stop reading if you don't want to hear it.
BUT - if you can take a little complaining, I'm in need of some advice.
You'd think I have this pregnancy thing all figured out. After all, it is my FOURTH time. But ya'll.
This pregnancy in just 14 weeks has been so different from all three of my other ones. And I an in need of some help!
First, I don't forget that I have had "the crud" that everyone else has had for the past three weeks. Including two different days in two different weeks that were filled with vomiting. I still have tons of congestion in my head and lots of coughing going on.
Now, here's the rest of the story.
1. I have had a headache EVERY DAY of this pregnancy. Seriously. And since I've had the crud, it has only offered me brief reprieves from the pain.
2. I have also been incredibly thirsty during this pregnancy so far. To the point that I wake up in the mornings so thirsty I can't hardly stand it. Couple that with not being able to drink a lot of water at once because it makes you nauseous, and it becomes a problem.
3. I already have huge amounts of pressure from this baby. I mean the kind of pressure one usually feels in their nether regions and behind area after the baby has dropped and is about to be born. Literally, if I spend my mornings doing house work, by 1PM I have to spend the rest of the day on the couch because I ache so badly.
All this combined and I am beginning to wonder if something is wrong.
Yesterday morning I called my dr.'s office to ask they thought I should come in and have my blood sugar tested because of the thirstiness and headaches.
The nurse asked a lot of questions about things and decided that since my blood pressure runs about 100/56 that my headaches probably weren't from that. She sent a note back to a dr. who decided that he thinks I am fine right now not to have my sugar tested but if I start having any of the "other symptoms of diabetes" that I should call back. Here is one questions -- what are the other symptoms of diabetes?
The thing here is -- ya'll know my battle with fear in the last year. Ya'll know that the devil is so using all these symptoms to really get to me. I am trying to BELIEVE like I am learning in bible study that God is still taking care of everything.
But, I am also trying to discern whether or not I should be calling the doctor back and just going on in since I don't go back for two more weeks.
SO, here are my questions? For any of you out there who have knowledge about this stuff? What do you think? Is it just fear or should I be more concerned and be setting an appointment?
Also, anyone out there with 4 children, is this much pressure normal the 4th time around?
Here's hoping ya'll can help me! If you can answer any of my questions, I SO look forward to some responses!