Sunday, August 5, 2007

Clumsy asshole

At night, John and I usually put all of our cats outside. Our cats are like roosters. At 5:30 am, when the sun starts shining in the morning sky, the cats will start meowing. Without fail, they always wake Porgie up. This is just completely unacceptable. So, the cats go outside before we go to bed, and they come in after Porgie gets up in the morning.

John usually catches all of the cats. But as I mentioned yesterday, John has thrown is back out. So, being the sweet wife that I am, I decided to catch the cats last night. Pudgey gets to stay inside due to her recent asthma attack, so I had to catch the three other cats. I caught the first two with ease. The third cat ran down the basement stairs. I went to follow him down the stairs, but I didn't make it very far. After walking down about two steps, I slipped and fell down about 6 more steps before I finally managed to stop myself from tumbling down the entire flight of stairs.

All of this happened about twenty minutes before bedtime. Of course, I was racked with fear. And of course, John promptly went to bed, with nary a worry. I tried to go to sleep, but I couldn't. I got up and posted about the incident. Then I googled "falling down stairs while pregnant" and got myself worked up into a frenzy.

Around midnight, I finally fell asleep.

When I woke up this morning, I did feel a few faint movements. Throughout the day, I have felt more distinctive and strong movements. But because I am insane, I have been analyzing each movement and worrying that little Izzy has been less active than usual. I know that I am being neurotic. If my doctor's office was open on Sundays, I would definitely go in to be checked out. Because I have felt Izzy move, I feel like going to the hospital is ridiculous.

Sorry it took me so long to update. Between my broken husband, my fussy little girl, and my insane fears, I didn't have much time to post today.


Lainey-Paney said...

I fell down the back porch steps when I was pregnant with Gage. I landed on the palms of my hands & knees mostly...all was fine.

I'm sure you're okay!
(but I understand the worry!)

Go drink some Dr.Pepper or something with caffeine & sugar to stimulate the baby!

Eva said...

I've been out of town so I'm just now getting caught up on the last few sucky-ass days you have had. By all means phone the doctor if you are worried. They have machines that will make you feel better. Pregnancy is a worrisome state. I am so sorry things aren't going well. I'm still upset for you about the salad/mozzerella stick fiasco from a few posts ago.

Eva said...

So sorry you have had such a rough few days. Glad you are doing okay. I hope the 3 (4) of you are all doing better soon. Also glad I didn't check your blog yesterday and get totally freaked out before today's post! I fell mid-pregnancy and was pretty worried and if you are at all still, the other Eva is right, calling a doctor can't hurt.

Dooneybug said...

I know how you are feeling!! I fell down my back steps leaving the house one morning when I was 9 months pregnant with Junebug. I was pretty racked and ended up calling into work and staying home to rest. I was so sore and had the worst scraps and bruises.

I phoned my doctor and they didn't even have me come in. They said as long as I wasn't bleeding, wasn't having contractions and have felt the baby moving I was fine (plus I was renting a doppler at the time and was able to check for the heartbeat which totally saved my sanity). Still though, if you have any concerns, call your doctor and get some peace of mind. They can always squeeze you in for a quick doppler check.

Anth said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad you're okay and you have felt the baby move!!

I hate how easy it is to worrrrry all the time while pregnant. I did that.

Misguided Mommy said...

sounds like you need some sweets or ice cream or something, just to get the baby moving you know!

kristi said...

I went skating while pregnant with Sara and I busted my ass! I was scared too! And when I was 7 months pregnant, I hit a freaking cow. I called my dr. and he said, "If you aren't bleeding or feeling contractions, you will be fine." And I was!

Em said...

Glad your ok, what a nightmare! if you are still worried ring the doc, just to be sure

angeleyes Blue said...

Relax. I am sure your little one is still snug like a bug all safe and sound in a rug. My one little guy (15 years ago) would play basketball at night.

One night I was soooo tired of it I rolled over and put my belly against my husbands back. My thinking was if I can't sleep then dang it he shouldn't be able to either.

I sat on a bee while I was pregnant with this one and sooo sure it would hurt the baby.

The next child came 11 months after the first and she was positioned with head on one side and feet on the other...I looked like a freaking Hammerhead Shark.

If you are still nervous that something might have hurt the baby then absolutely call the Dr.

Margo said...

Surely all is well, but just to ease your mind call the doctor. I'm sure they'll tell you not to worry.

Mary said...

I fell off the attic ladder when I was pregnant with Claire. I was worried too, but I'm sure Izzy is fine just like Claire was.