Week 26 Diary
So yesterday was my last day of week 26 and wow what a week it was.
Firstly let me share with you an event, this also explains why I was late in my last post.
So week 25 seemed to be fine but it seemed the first day of week 26 I woke up feeling a little uncomfortable when I had the morning toilet break .
I immediately knew it was an infection in my urine as it felt like I was straining to wee and there was a very painful pressure as if my insides were bruised .
I stupidly thought I would do what I would normally when not pregnant and just take it easy and drink lots and lots of water.
I woke up the next day feeling a little better and so thought it was working and so carried on drinking more water in the hope it would totally disappear. The pain dissolved but I started to get a slight pain in my right hand side of my waist around my kidney area and simply decided that at 9pm I should take myself of to bed and hope it would be better in the morning, if not I would call the doctor and go see what could be done the next day .
What an idiot I was, I instantly feel asleep and within two hours I woke up in absolute agony.
I could not lie on any side I tried, I tried sitting , squatting and leaning in all which ways but eventually the pain became just to unbearable to cope any longer and officials had to be notified and informed that an ambulance was needed to take me in.
I felt so scared that my stupidity of not seeing someone sooner had done harm to our baby but fortunately he was perfectly fine kicking me through the whole ordeal with no care in the world while I struggled with even breathing and getting comfortable. So after only 24hrs of the slight uncomfortable feeling , I had ended up in hospital . I had to sit in the ambulance when it arrived to have my bloods checked , blood pressure checked and 50 thousand questions so they could try and find out what was the full matter of my pain. When we arrived at A&E at 12am it took only 10 minutes until I saw someone in a side room where they asked for a urine sample and asked many more questions then was sent back to the waiting area where we sat until 3am to be told it was in fact a water infection , gave me antibiotics and hurried me on my way .
After 3 hours , I was exhausted, I felt an idiot for letting the infection get so bad and in reality nearly putting myself and my unborn baby at risk , I honestly thought I was doing ok with just drinking water but in fact when you are pregnant , infections seem to spread or become worse more rapid and therefore I actually made things worse by leaving it so long.
Knowing that I needed to take it easy and take each tablet to ensure the infection cleared I did so and in all honestly this week has left me feeling so drained up until today where I feel well enough now to get back to enjoying the rest of the pregnancy.
How is baby ?
Baby is feeling very wriggly this week, he is most certainly trying to find his comfortable spot and I am finding him in so many different positions I have to feel around my tummy to see where he is at that time .
It is interesting to hear that my baby is now opening his eyes .
My baby is growing so fast now that it is important that I must eat plenty fruit and vegetables , I never tire from eating these anyway but I am trying not to over do it with the sauces. At this time our boys testicles are beginning to descend into the scrotum to and he is now around 14 inches from head to heel.
As well as growing well , he is also beginning to practice to use his lungs.
How am I feeling?
This week I made a discovery (or should I say my husband did) after I had a sudden urge to eat some cold left over pork I had made for our Sunday roast .
As I dipped the pieces into a jar of horseradish , my husband informed me I should not be eating it and because it is one of my most loved meat sauces I thought he was just saying it because he in fact hated the stuff as he does this sort of thing with things he does not like ( like for instance, salad cream , he can not even stand begin in the same room because he thinks the smells is so bad). After him baffling my head I took it pon my self to look into it as I had no knowledge of horseradish being bad for you during pregnancy and never even seen it on the list of foods not to eat you get from the midwife.
It took no time at all to discover he was perfectly right and in fact , horseradish has been known to cause miscarriages.
I immediately felt sick knowing I was shoving the huge dollops into my mouth and ignoring my husbands words and immediately threw the whole thing in the bin with no more thought .
I have never heard of this , I knew certain sea foods and raw eggs and a few other things were sometimes best avoided but never thought of horseradish being one to be wary of.
So after the terrible experience of the infection and the shock of finding out I have been eating something I should not have been , my careful pregnancy took a turn this week into something I can only describe as no fault but my own due to not being careful .
Apart from the terrible decisions I have made I am loving the sight and feeling of my baby move now.
I can see my tummy moving and sometimes actually able to see what part of his body it is. If there is one thing I have learned this week it is the fact I need to be more careful and take note of the changes in my body more closely. No matter how small I feel a pain I know next time to get it seen to after the bad choice I made with the infection which left me in terrible pain so from now I will be .
9/7/2015 07:42:26 am
Sounds like a frightening experience - hope you are better now. Didn't know horseradish was a problem when pregnant.
10/7/2015 11:34:12 am
Sorry to hear what a week you've had! That must have been scary and I'm glad you got it all sorted. Hoping this next week is a relaxing one for you xx
11/7/2015 09:20:20 am
Wow week 26 already! It must be amazing seeing all those movements. x
16/7/2015 02:42:45 pm
aww how exciting I do love pregnancy, sorry to hear about your urine infection. I love to see the baby moving its a bit like a alien some times lol
16/7/2015 04:36:16 pm
Gosh poor you, what a nightmare. Glad to hear that you're both doing so well now though. Stay well xx
19/7/2015 02:29:36 pm
I am so glad all is ok in the end - water infections can be excruciatingly painful. I have had 4 babies and never knew that about horseradish! Kaz x
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