So we didn’t get the reservation…we waited too long. Sad day. Oh well. Hubby and I went to the grocery store and bought some nice steaks and potatoes instead. He cooked me a beautiful meal and then he and I hid upstairs in our room watching movies. It was a very nice Valentine’s Day.
I had a small meltdown this weekend about finances. I was counting on payment from one of my side jobs and it didn’t come. I also found out that it won’t be coming. A friend of a friend needed a doula and I offered my services. I provided birth and post partum services. The mother of the mom-to-be was supposed to foot my bill as mom-to-be couldn’t afford it. That was in November. The mom-to-be was wonderful and sweet. She sincerely appreciated my help. The mother has since decided that she doesn’t think I did enough to warrant my fee. The mom-to-be called me crying, begging me not to sue her. I assured her that I would not. She felt my services went above and beyond but she doesn’t have any money. I told her that we’d work something out. In the mean time, I was really counting on that money.
I moved some stuff around and we’ll be fine, I am just frustrated. I had pretty much spent that money in my mind on maternity clothes, our Nashville trip, and a few pieces of furniture for the baby. $4000 is a pretty big deal when you’re expecting a baby.
Anyway, Saturday night I woke up in pain and panicking. My stomach felt like it was being crushed. Like my muscles were tightening around the baby. I thought for sure I was losing the baby. I laid in bed scared and crying for almost an hour then finally got up the nerve to go to the bathroom. No blood, no mucus. Then I went upstairs and woke up Hubby. I told him something was wrong. He consulted Dr. Google and said a few things that it could be ans as soon as he said gas, a light bulb went on…I had read about how painful that could be. I then started putting things together like that I hadn’t had a bowel movement in a few days and that it felt better when I was walking. It had to be gas. I called the 24-hour nurse line and they said they thought it was gas as well but if I woke up still in pain, or if anything changed, to come in immediately. Hubby and I walked around the house a few times which lessened the excruciating pain. I went to sleep and when I woke up the pain was almost gone. I am still in shock of how painful gas can be.
I hope you all had a great weekend. Talk to you later!