“Burn Baby Burn”
Last Sunday, it really started to burn when I peed. (I pee A LOT these days, so it was especially annoying and painful.) My pregnancy books were emphatic that if you thought you might be getting a UTI you had to “GO TO THE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY OR YOU COULD GET A KIDNEY INFECTION AND THIS COULD CAUSE YOU TO GO INTO PREMATURE LABOR.” I was waiting for my OB’s office to open first thing Monday morning.
It is routine to also do “vaginal cultures” along with urine cultures, so I got the royal treatment. Everything burned and the pelvic was expecially painful. I have had UTIs before and my OB and I were both sure this was the cause of the pain, so she started me on an antibiotic. Then … all the cultures came back negative. They told me to finish out the antibiotic because I was feeling better and there was a chance the cultures missed something.
I feel like a nut — how could “nothing” burn so much? I swear I am not tying to be a drama queen.
I made the splurge and bought wee-beastie some white cotton kimono t-shirts. S/he will be born in July, so warm, fuzzy clothes are completely unnecessary for the few few months. This was a big step — I now have a tangible link to the future wee-beastie as a newborn.
Yesterday, after weeks of trying, Mr. MC was finally able to feel wee-beastie kicking. I love feeling the kicks and movement, but it was a little annoying while my bladder was so sore. Now that I am feeling better, it is so cool that he can feel them, too.
I leave for ten days in Europe (3 major cities; 2 countries) with seven students next Friday. Mr. MC can’t go, so this will be a working “babymoon.” At least I will not be tempted to buy adorable gender-specific baby stuff.
I am having Braxton-Hicks contractions every now and then. The first few scared the crap out of me, but my doctor assured me these are perfectly normal at this point in pregnancy. They are not painful, but there is a very distinct sense of tightening that can be uncomfortable. If I lay down and drink water, they do eventually go away.