Friday, January 29, 2010
I had to go get my weekly progesterone shot today and, me being me, had a slight complication with it. I have a few itchy bumps that surround the injection sites from the previous weeks injections, which turned out to be a mild case of hives. The doctors/nurses were very hesitant to continue giving me the shots. I pushed a little bit because I really feel my body needs all the help it can get with the contractions. They finally agreed to continue giving them to me as long as I take a dose of Benadryl before receiving each injection. Today's Benadryl dose knocked me out for two hours! So, I will continue with the shots (with Benadryl) and monitor the bumps closely.
I have really noticed these past few days that rest does my body good. When I am lying still, I hardly get a single contraction, but when I am up and about even a little bit the contractions start. I have to do what is best for the littlest member of our family and stay still, as hard as it is for me sometimes.
A quick, funny Elijah thing.. He has had a real problem with patience lately, so every time he gets antsy about something I remind him, "Patience, Elijah!" Now I have noticed that when he is waiting for something, he will repeatedly say to himself under his breath, "Patience! Patience! Patience!" It's super funny and cute and I'm proud of him for doing this instead of crying or whining about whatever he is waiting for.
Thanks for checking in on us and for the support! Have a great weekend, everyone.