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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Benedryl Hangover

The morning when I wake after taking Benedryl, like today, are the miserable days. I always wake with a ranging sore throat. I guess it's because the drug dries me out. And if I take Benedryl while pregant, I get a serious bloody nose. My head sort of aches and my body is tired and sore. (The tired and sore, admittedly, come be because of contractions, every 3-5 minutes and really hard, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. yesterday.)

Obviously, I couldn't drive home from my mom's house with contractions like that. My sister had a crappy day, but she and her husband drove me (and my car, separately) home anyway.

My mom is going shopping at the outlet mall after lunch, and says she'll drop Ander off after that. (Not having to drive down to pick him up is HUGE. It saves Alan almost two hours!)

'Course, that's only if I'm not contracting. I've been up since 8:30 a.m. I've contracted twice so far. And pretty hard. But I slept all night, so I had a break at least. (I must not have contracted during the night, because trust me, these contractions are too hard to sleep through.)

On Friday, I'll hit 34 weeks. Michelle had Tad at exactly 34 weeks and he came home with her. That's something, at least. But 2 or 3 weeks would be better. However, I cannot be in labor like this for 2 or 3 weeks. I hear stories of people who want a natural childbirth and have an epi because they are in labor so long - 20 hours or more. I don't want a natural childbirth, and my labor has been happening for weeks, and now is happening closer together, without even a one day break.



Stac Cole said...

Nicolas was also 4 weeks early and came home with no problems. Judging from his growth so far, I think that if you had him now it would be fine. Maybe an extra day in the hospital...but these days 4 weeks is no big deal. Honestly.

Giftie Etcetera said...

stac - 36 weeks (4 weeks early) is the goal, but I'm not even at 34 weeks yet. :(

Anonymous said...

Crossing my fingers that you make it to 36 weeks, or 40.

I understand where you are on the constant contractions, I had them from about 4 months on. Most of the time they didn't wake me up, but I did have to wake up every 8 hours to take an anti-contraction pill.

Good luck, hang in there.

Stac Cole said...

yeah K, I was thinking about that on the way home. Chalk it up to my private school math skills :)