Monday, May 24, 2010

update

Well I had lots of plans for this weeks posts but I have not been able to get to writing them. I somehow hurt my back Friday because when I woke up Saturday morning it was killing me. I almost NEVER take any pain relievers, and on the blue moon that I do it's half a dose of Tylenol or something. I have a very very low pain tolerance so it's important to me to not get used to pain relievers. I think if I did that I'd never make it through labor natural... :( So I avoid them like the plague, but I was going out with a friend Sat. so I took 2 Extra Strength Tylenol so I could enjoy my day. Unfortunately whatever I did to my back ... well the Tylenol didn't even touch it. By the end of the day I was hoping my friend didn't notice my cringing at every step but it was so hard for me to not cry (since now not only was my back in pain but my left hip kept trying to pop out too) at a few points when walking. I didn't want to call it quits- I was on a mission for bathroom curtains and I don't get out too often so spending time out with a woman friend is such a treat! Well the rain got to coming down SO HARD and it was snowing in the nearby mountains and COLD so we wound up getting rained on bigtime. The kids were all so sweet and well behaved though - I was so proud of them all! Anyway I had hoped the weather and my aches would cooperate and they did not, but it was still tons of fun.

Then Sunday I tried to let my husband do all the lifting, and spent most of the morning with a heating pad attached to my lower back and hips. In case you don't know it, those of us who grew up on a farm are very much NOT inclined to let the hubby help with anything we think we should be able to do ourselves. We have a tendency to forget that being 8 months pregnant means we should probably not lift the couch or rearrange the bedrooms. So it was very difficult to let him do it and if it weren't for being in pain I'm sure I'd have forgotten and tried to carry everything around myself as usual. Unfortunately despite taking it easy, this morning my back is better but my left hip is really on strike. I've spent most of the day so far (and it's 5pm now so that really is most of the day) doing alot of nothing and being in great pain. I can barely walk unless I'm holding onto something because my left hip is so thoroughly messed up right now. I really have no idea what I could have done that it would not have improved last night while I slept but instead got WORSE. Oh so much worse. And sitting here hurts almost as much as laying on the couch, which is only a slight improvement from walking. I'm not really sure what to do to fix it. I'm at a loss. Usually if I arrange my pillows and heating pad comfortably and get a good night's sleep, My aches and pains are pretty well gone by morning. Not so much this time. I really wasn't prepared for this to happen until I was 7 or 8 months along. If I can't resolve it, it will likely just keep getting re-injured and hurting until the baby is born and I don't find that to be an acceptable option.

Then there's the morning sickness. It was kind of alright for about 3 weeks there and then just came back again. I hate throwing up and have been fighting it all day and for the last few days. The fatigue came back again too. Boom. It's like I've been thrust back into the first trimester again, only with third trimester aches and pains added.

So if you get a post out of me other than this one this week it's probably a good sign. ;) I'll try to at least do Toddler Tales tomorrow in case anyone wants to link up! Have a great week!