This weekend was a circus for me. I started out with a nasty cough on Friday and then it turned into a sinus problem on Saturday. Along with me trying to get rid of the "flu" I started to notice that Aleena wasn't as active as she usually is. She wouldn't respond to my voice, my pushes on my stomach, or even a loud, sudden bang on the door. Just when I was getting worried she would move or poke her elbow into me. Making me think that I was over exaggerating. Putting that aside, like I know I shouldn't have, I went along with my day on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday I had a fever, a migraine, and to top it all off I couldn't get out of bed. Around 3 in the afternoon, I noticed that Aleena still hadn't started moving as much as I would have liked so I decided to call the after hours call center for my OB. I was worried because Aleena still hadn't gotten back to her normal busy body self. The nurse on the phone said that I needed to get to the hospital right away and she basically made me feel like the worst mother ever for not calling sooner.
To top that all off, Fernando wasn't home, he was fixing his car with my brother-in-law. I didn't want to freak him out but I knew that he needed to know what what going on and that I was going to drive myself to the hospital. When I arrived at the hospital they hooked me up on monitors right away. Fernando got there with my mom, sisters, niece, and nephew a few minutes later. My heart dropped when I heard her strong heartbeat. It was such a relief to know that she was okay and that I didn't cause any harm to come towards her. The Dr. said that due to my illness she was being affected by it as well. She was sleeping it off just like me, and that she should come around very soon. We stayed for two hours just to make sure that there wasn't a change in her heart rate.
Now I'm on a 64 oz. per day water binge. I think that I'm actually stretching out my bladder and Aleena is trying to make me pee my pants! I am so truly thankful that our baby girl is doing great, it just makes me want her to come out into my arms that much sooner.
I love you Aleena, please don't scare mommy like that again.