Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Perpetually confused

*Edit: They are going by the due date of March 8, so I'll be considered 40 weeks along this Saturday. The nurse also said the swelling is probably a lymph node related to the recent colds/drainage I've had and just to keep an eye on it for further swelling, heat in the area, or fever. So there ya go--less confused now.

Yep, that's me. Today, another appt with my midwife, since Zachary is taking his sweet time coming out. I realized I have 3 different due dates on my chart, one is March 8 according to the first U/S, the next is March 16, according to my last period, and the last is March 19, according to the last U/S. *sigh* I think they're going by the first one as of now, but I did call back later and left a message with the nurse to verify that. My midwife told me if I go past 41 weeks, they will want to do another U/S to check fluid levels, and if all is ok, then they won't worry about anything until 42 weeks has passed. So, I want to be sure what week of gestation they are considering me to be in so I'll know what to expect when.

Then, I took Zoe to McD's for some playland time, and I discovered I have some swelling on my left jaw muscle right in front of my ear. It's really sore to the touch too. I have no idea what it is. Maybe clenching my jaw when I sleep? Mumps? Drainage? So, another call to the nurse's voicemail. Hopefully she'll call back soon, so I won't be so confused.


achangedheart said...

i had something like that a couple of months ago. they decided i had an infection of my paratoid gland.

touchofglory said...

Parotid gland infection is what it sounds like to me. I know you're ready for little Zachary to make his grand entrance. So am I! I can't wait to see him!

Stacey said...

I get that along my jaw line when I have a canker sore. It's where my lymph node gets inflamed. I hope you feel better soon!

Theresa said...

My aunt has that going on on her right side, antibiotics were supposed to have cleared it up but she has other health issues that have compounded the problem.