Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I don't know if I've mentioned this already... but I AM INFANTICIPATING!!!!

I'm 6 months pregnant as of now. And I have wanted to write down my experiences, but haven't had the time nor the energy to do so during the first trimester. Now that I'm feeling better, I just can't wait to start recording everything!!!!

Had my first panic attack last Monday. Lower abdomen (puson area) started to feel painful at around 2pm. Didn't make a big deal out of it though, since occasional pains in the lower tummy are becoming more and more common everyday. A muscle pain here, a slight twitch there... I don't pay much attention to them. So by 230pm, I started walking around the office, hoping to get my mind off the pain. It wasn't so bad. But it wasn't comfortable either.

My cousin noticed the weird way I was walking around the office. I told him that with the severe back pain I had, PLUS the pain in my lower abdomen, I really had no choice but to walk weird. He wanted me to talk to his OB friend, Dra. Aida Nunez (to whom I'm really grateful). Normally, I should be able to call my OB, but she has this unspoken rule that if I feel anything weird, I have only two choices: go to her clinic or go to the emergency room and the staff will contact her. Calling her on her cellphone is NOT an option. She made that very clear, when she started erasing her cellphone number on her pad.

Anyways, Dra. Nunez said pain in the lower abs with backpain is not normal.... that it might be a sign of premature labor. That did it. It took me only an hour to drive from Bulacan to Cardinal Santos, traffic included. After a test strip urinalysis and some kneading of my lower abs, it was concluded that I had mild UTI, which causes the pain in the lower abs and the back. The pain daw was a form of contraction already. That statement really, really made me thank the heavens that I had enough sense to go to the hospital when I started to feel uncomfortable. If I wasn't pregnant, I would have thought nothing of the pain and waited for it to go away on its own.