Sunday, April 10, 2011

16w4d and A (Tub) Leak

I am now at the same gestation that I was when we lost Jack. This coming Thursday will mark the day when we lost Sam at 17w1d. It's a stressful week to say the least.

I went to the perinatologist on Wednesday for a follow-up appointment and they checked on the baby as well as my cervix. My cervix was measuring about 4 cm, and was closed. All that's good news but I still have doubts this thing will hold as it should. It's just a scary time for me. I go back in to my regular OB on Tuesday so I'll be able to see the baby again. In the last few days I've been feeling pressure and have a feeling of heaviness in my lower abdomen and on my cervix. This all could be completely normal but I can't help but think otherwise.

In other news, our guest bathroom has a leak in the tub. I noticed water pooling outside the tub when I showered and just thought that I wasn't closing the shower curtain correctly, but yesterday I let the water run for a few minutes before I got in and there was a puddle of water on the floor again, even though the water was facing away from the curtain. the leak was coming through the wall. Our linen closet backs up to the shower so we pulled out blankets, and towels only to find there was mold and mildew on the sheet rock and under the carpet. Then I thought that we (read: Mr. H) should check the carpet and walls in the adjoining room, which is the living room, to see if there was any damage. And there was. There was mold on the lower part of the wall behind the media cabinet. All the mold has been cleaned up and I'm not allowed to go near any of it. The carpets are dry and as I type, Mr. H is tearing down the walls on all three sides of the tub.

I've decided all of this is merely a distraction so that I'm not thinking about the baby and I can concentrate on something else. But I feel useless because I can't help and while Mr.H doesn't want me in there, I think he's a little bitter about having to do all the work himself. He is fully capable, he is a handyman after all, but his parents are on the way to assist.

I'll update when I know something else.


Hennifer said...

Leaks suck! Thinking about you and sending good thoughts and waves of relaxation.

Anonymous said...

OMG you scared me with the 'leak' in the title! So glad it is the tub!
Praying for you and your sweet baby. I know this is going to be a hard week.

I know it is hard to not be able to help with household things. BUT put your feet up and forget about helping:)

Raising Snowpeas said...

Oh my gosh, the "leak" scared me at first... so glad it's just in the tub! Good luck at your next appointment and getting through the next few weeks. Thinking of you!

Sophie said...

I am with the above, I was scared at the word "leak"! I hope this is a peaceful week for you, sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Also hope that the repairs are quick and easy for your husband!

Monica H said...

Sorry about that- I didn't mean to scare anyone. I didn't realize what "leak" could have meant, so I've edited the title :-)


Anonymous said...

Monica, I'm so glad all is well. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers x

sapphireblue said...

Ugh! When you get to the point when you have had your previous losses, it's so nerveracking. I hope you can keep yourself distracted so you don't worry too much.

Hang in there and take it easy!

Jen said...

So glad to read that the leak was the tub and not you! I see that you changed the title but goodness it worried me at first. I can only imagine the extra stress with getting through these dates and I hope you are taking extra time to good to yourself. Hugs!!

Kristi said...

I can only imagine the stress of this time.

Ugh! Any household repairs suck.

You and baby are in my thoughts.

jessica said...

Let Mr DIY, do it all himself. You have a FULL time job now and that is baking our baby. And yes, i wrote 'our', b/c that's my baby too!!!!!!!!!

You stay the heck away from all that mildew and all that work, you hear? :D

It was a tough 2 weeks for me when I hit 22/23 weeks. You just take it one moment a time and if necessary one 'distraction' at a time. Like Becky once told me, you have the CADILLAC of TACs!