10.28.2010

26 weeks and a tale

I decided on this, my 26th week of pregnancy to get real with you...I have not really shared with you my swelling pregnancy leg, notice not legs, just leg...my right one to be exact. A few weeks ago at work, I noticed my right shoe felt really tight. I took it off, and upon further inspection noticed my ankle bone was not to be found along with a nice sized cankle forming. Not to panic, I knew this was a side-effect of pregnancy combined with my occupation, and I just kind of laughed it off. Showed the husband= nickname of sausage leg. REAL funny....I have been trying to stay off my feet more at work, but easier said than done. Last week, I looked down at the end of a busy day, and noticed it again. Oh well, I thought, and just kept going to finish out the day. James and I went on our daily walk, and after a few blocks, he came to a halt. " what is the deal with your leg?" Sausage leg was back in full force. My doctor had said not to worry unless it became red and hot. Well, it has a nice red sheen, and was hot in a few spots. I called the my OBGYN nurses line, and the nice nurse on call told me it would be best to go in to the hospital 3rd floor (OB floor) and let them take a look. I really didnt think that was necessary, but my husband thought differently. Long story short, 3 hours, a urinalysis, waiting, more waiting, and a doppler ultrasound later...I was deemed ok to leave. I was told to  followup with my doc the next morning...well when you have your own patients to see, no can do. I did ask for a telephone followup to confirm it was not a blood clot, which for all of you that hadnt guessed already, it was not. What they told me was that all parts are not created equal, and that my right leg just did not have as good circulation= right sausage leg. The recommendation was to get fitted for medical grade support hose and wear them everyday. Either that, or varicose veins for life...awesome. I did go get fitted and just received my new compression hose. I have worn them all day....Here is a glimpse.


Talk about sexy and hot..literally, they add about 10 degrees to my body heat. At first I thought they would feel like regular hose, umm NO. They "compress" like spanx all the way down. They seem to be helping though.  I just wanted to share so everyone could get a good laugh and to document this for this precious baby boy one day when he says I don't love him.

Other than my right leg being uncooperative, all is progressing well. According to the baby center, he weighs around 2 pounds and is around 14 inces long. He is still moving a good deal, more randomly it seems now.  I have the glucose tolerance test next week. On the nursery front, I am antiquing the crib Saturday, and hopefully painting the room, if I can decide on a color. I will post pictures! Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Leighton said...

ooooh goodness!!! Spanx for the expectant;) You're one hot mama! And I'm so happy that you're HEALTHY and okay. No blood clot, hooray!

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

OMG...no you did not just put a pic of your behind on the blog! LOL!!! Awesome!! So sorry you are having so much trouble. Glad the hose are helping! Love the nickname for the R leg! aha! I will be there to confirm your love for baby boy one day!

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

aha! crack me up...ok..better look at your pic...it is obviously your belly and not your behind! makes sense! duh!

Blair said...

Oh you poor thing! So glad there isn't a blood clot, but I do have to admit that it gave me a good laugh. And since my entire body looked like a giant sausage when I was preggo, I can truly say I know how you feel :). Hang in there!

Amy said...

Ok this cracked me up!!! And I love that you posted pictures!!! I get soo uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe I should try some of those tights! haha. I bet they help support your stomach.

Natalie said...

rayne!!!!! oh and i thought my fat feet and fingers were bad. you poor thing! the things we do for our children - it will be worth every restricting minute of it :)