June 3, 2013

2 for 2.

have i ever mentioned how lovely and glamorous pregnancy can be sometimes?

oh, you know, like the time i was stuck in rush hour traffic in some of the most excruciating pain i've ever experienced. yes, i was driving and no, i haven't a clue how i made it home safely. this pain seriously gave birth to the word "writhe". i was writhing in pain.

when i finally made it home husband rushed me to the hospital where i proceeded to spill my guts in front of the lady checking us in. after a quick butt-shot of morphine and a trip to the potty, the diagnosis: kidney stone.


they kept me at the hospital overnight, hooked up to an IV and monitors since the pain was causing contractions. i was probably only about 26-28 weeks along. yes, this was last time.

saturday. woke up, 24 weeks. side pain.
i know this pain.

we went to grab some breakfast at the donut shop (since we had actually lost power at the house the night before) in hopes that the pain would subside.

no such luck.

next stop, urgent care. the pain was making it uncomfortable to even sit still. and i thought i was about to pee my britches, but i knew i needed to save that for the good ol' urine sample.

alas, it was finally time to leave my mark and i had nothing to give. i downed a bottle and a half of water and left what i could. the doctor came in and said there was blood in my urine which most likely indicated what i feared: kidney stone. he prescribed some pain meds and told me to call my doctor immediately to see if i should go to the hospital.

on the ride home it hit me, the writhe. the most intense 5 minutes of horrific pain causing tears to stream down my face.

i was certain we would end up at the hospital.

but after waiting the 2 hours it took for my mom to come watch rylan, my pain level continued to drop off. once she arrived, we decided to stall out for a bit.

and call it what you want, but i'm writing this down as a miracle in my book...i must have passed the stone at home because, well, the pain went away.

and that's that.
my 2 for 2.
2 pregnancies and 2 kidney stones.

let's hope that's the end of hailey and the stones.



  1. AH that's the worst! A million props to you for having a great attitude about this whole thing though.

  2. Oh my goodness, you poor thing! I hope this is the last of your kidney stone experiences!

  3. Oh my gosh! I have never experienced these! And I hope this is the last one you experience.

  4. Awe I hope you are feeling better now my dear. Yikes.

  5. Oh man...not fun...hope you're feeling better soon!


  6. I get them once a year since I was 18.. practically like clock work and you can bet your butt I got one while pregnant. There is no greater pain.. not even sure if child birth tops it.. especially since you don't get a pretty baby as a reward afterwards. Hope you stay pain free from here on out.

    I drink alot of aloe vera juice now. Its awful but apparently VERY good for preventing kidney stones!

  7. Oh my goodness! I am so sorry that happened. I have heard those are horrible. Hope you never have one again!

  8. Oh my goodness!! :( I can't imagine!! So sorry this happened... and both pregnancies! Eek. Hope that is the last ever.