|Elise, Happy and healthy!|
During the sigmoidoscopy, we came across a large lump. We were all puzzled by what it was. Was it the baby resting on my intestines? Was it her elbow or foot causing a lump? What was this thing? The doctor took LOTS of biopsies. He had never seen anything quite like this.We couldn't do too much more because I was pregnant, so the doctor wanted to see me 6 weeks after Elise was born so we could perform another scope and take more biopsies to see if anything has changed.
So this is what caused my sickness.....Basically that week my intestines shut down and that is why I started vomiting. They were closed for business and they weren't letting any food in. It was a scary week. I missed a whole week of school and Doctor F. advised me to start my maternity leave early. I was just too sick to leave the house after I got home from the hospital. But then amazingly over the weekend, I was starving. I got up and cooked a huge breakfast, ate it all with no problems, then ate lunch, dinner....the next day the same. I was starving and able to eat! Monday labor started. Contractions all day, I felt better though and wanted to clean the house and go for a walk. It's like my body knew Elise was coming and it was preparing itself for the work I had ahead. My water broke Tuesday morning at 8:45 while I was in bed. We went to the hospital, and I had an amazingly perfect delivery. She was born at 5:15pm with no complications despite that she was 2 weeks early. I was back to normal and felt good. No more sickness. I thought for sure my next sigmoidoscopy would be great and I would be back to my normal self. However, unfortunately things went in a very different direction.