Blighted Bellies n Pelvic Dreams

My journey to having a baby as a 38 yo with undetected Pelvic Inflammation Disease

The meltdown had to happen sometime.

on September 25, 2013

It was bound to happen at some stage I guess. I have been told all along I have a low-lying placenta…with the good chance it will move.

Nope, nada, hasn’t happened! Placenta Previa it is!

Is this a worry?

When your gym buddy/local DR tells you – oh yeah, no gym for you, lets aim to get to 28 weeks in one piece first, then yep its a worry!

Went to ob/gyno fellow, Dr V, says it is still Stage 2….lying just just JUST beside or across my cervix. When your ob is happy to discuss emergency plans about possibilities (ambulance, fly out, don’t call local aged care they’re useless), its a worry!

Its not the C-section I am worried about.

Its being at work and bleeding starting. Its the 1/2 hour drive from any hospital.

1 1/2 hours from nearest biggish hospital.

2 1/2 hours from nearest Capital city.

Its bleeding profusely in front of a group of 9 and 10 year olds, 2 of which have parents expecting and 1 has a sister expecting!

And from Dr V and Dr Google, it is something that needs to be considered.

So today I am going to visit the office ladies at work (am on school hols 🙂 ) and give them my partner’s phone number, direct line at work.

I am going to tell them its VERY important and what I will do if something unforeseen happens! Hoping that one won’t laugh (nervous laugh but still off putting).

I am going to make sure I carry my mobile phone EVERYWHERE at school next term.

I am going to be prepared!

So the meltdown?

I had to convince my stepdaughter (18yo) to come to ob appointment with me, as Dr V (over 1 hour away by the way) discussed last time the possible need for steroids to strengthen Ranga baby’s lungs just in case. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know if it would be given then and there. I didn’t know if I could drive after. I didn’t tell her that tho. Just play along and be happy happy!

At the appointment, the bookings were made for the steroid shots to be given next Thurs and Fri-24 hours apart. All good! I can handle that, or so I thought!

Cooking tea that night, I was so sore from sanding a little bookshelf that I was having trouble cutting corn cobs in half. After being an amateur (read that as social!) gym junky, having sore arms is common but not from bloody sanding a 2ft tall bookshelf! Weak as piss!

The dogs (4 of them when step daughter visits!) were under my feet, in the way (I have already burnt myself on a roast the week before from not thinking straight!) and they were kicked out of the kitchen. BUT I didn’t realise the lounge door had been shut for this to occur. So, when I was frustratingly cutting the corn, calling for help and blubbing like a baby, I just had no energy. I gave in. I cried. I got the corn half cut and couldn’t do any more. I grabbed a BIG knife (blunt as!), jammed in the same cut I had started and SMACKED that corn onto the table until it snapped in half. SMACKA!

Corn was everywhere! Smashed corn is hard to clean up!

It was all over the table, partner’s work jacket hanging on opposite chair.

The fridge about 4 foot away, and the pantry beside it!

My folder of baby info and dvd case of 3D pics!


Ranga came in and I was blubbing and cooking and cleaning up-he never saw even half the mess!

He cuddled me and offered to take over cooking tea, to go and have a shower but I powered through. A shower/break meant I would have kept blubbing longer!

He was so sweet!

Even nicer, the next day he texted me to tell me he has those 2 days off work to take me for the shots! AHHHH! He has to fight to use RDO/accured hours, has no sick leave left, his base pay is pathetic (about 1/2) and he loses his daily bonus every day he doesn’t work. But he moved mountains, saw the boss higher up and did it without me knowing. What a sweetie!

Meltdowns suck, but it got everything out a little bit more and made me realise that I don’t have to be wonderwoman all the time!




2 responses to “The meltdown had to happen sometime.

  1. kastreet says:

    Yep, totally get this. Mine FINALLY moved away at 24 1/2 weeks, but just BARELY. So, I know everything there is to know about it, and also about having a baby preterm. So ask away, hun. You know how to get a hold of me 🙂

  2. Nushi says:

    I have low lying placenta too. Will be going for another scan in a couple of weeks to see if has moved up. In the meantime, taking it easy, not travelling out if the city and hoping all will be well!

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