Friday, November 11, 2011

28 weeks

Kiss


Hi friends!
I'm 28 weeks along today. Time is flying! The pregnancy is going well; baby boy is healthy and growing well. Because of my T-shaped uterus, I go in every 6 weeks for an ultrasound to make sure the baby is growing properly. We got to see the little guy yesterday and he's lookin' good! At one point, I could see his eyes opened, and I could see his mouth opening and closing. He's getting a chubby baby look about him already. Yay! Paige got to see him and she kept saying "He's so cute! Just like dolly!" LOL. I will agree that he's cute.
The not so good news? I can barely walk. I have had a torn labrum in my right hip since 2006. And the pregnancy hormones make it hurt A LOT. It's a horrible shocking pain that often sends me to the floor or into involuntary screams. It SUCKS. I would rate the pain a 10 out of 10. But now, my left hip is experiencing similar pain. But I think that is sciatica. Because sometimes I feel bad twinges in my lower back and back of my left leg with it. Either way, some days I can walk ok with some effort, and other days I just sit there and cry and wonder how I'm going to get through the day while trying to care for Paige when Chris is at work. It's hard. The other day was the worst. I was up screaming in the night and the pain was so intense. The next morning found me barely able to take steps. I manged to squeeze a visit in to the Orthopedist and he gave me a cortizone shot in my right hip. It's got a 55% chance of working, so we shall see. That was 2 days ago and I'm able to walk today, so it must be helping! That visit to the doctor was hell because I had to bring Paige with me, I was alone, and was carrying all the crap you need to have with a toddler. (Let me just insert that Chris wanted to be home with me, but had to be at work for reviews and meetings with staff, etc. You know the drill...he just couldn't get away.) It took forever to get from the car to the office. And P kept tantruming...not wanting to be there in the waiting room and then not wanting to wait in the exam room. I'd brought toys, even the I-Pad but nothing would help. She just kept crying and screaming until I began to cry too. I could barely move, much less comfort her. The nurse kept coming in to try and entertain her and just looked at me with sympathy. Blah. Luckily, one of Paige's therapists arrived for her regular appointment (she was happy to meet us there at the doctor) and whisked her off to the waiting area with her huge sack of toys and games. The angel of the day! P was happy as a clam after that and I got my damned shot.
Anyway, I just needed to vent. Being in constant serious pain sucks. I have to care for my little one despite it all and just push through. Basically, I've been sweating a lot, gritting my teeth a lot, and I go to bed early at night since I use up all my energy. Luckily, there are good days mixed in where the pain is tolerable and I can function; so that is what carries me through. Let's just say I'm looking forward to our little boy's arrival for more reasons than one!

27.2 Weeks Pregnant

9 comments :

Sarah said...

Wow it sounds like quite the trying time, but hang in there and just do what you can while you're by yourself with Paige. My husband has the kind of job that doesn't allow for him to ever get away easily so I can totally sympathize with your doctors experience. (My 21 month old has a broken leg and I'm 23 weeks pregnant lugging her around everywhere) Having chronic pain must be awful during your pregnancy but of course so worth it in the end. Treat yourself to the simple things like a hot chocolate or a trashy tabloid magazine every once in a while for a pick-me-up.

Julia said...

You look great, despite all of the pain you are in. Happy to hear baby boy is doing well and will be here in just a few short months. Glad the shot has helped and I hope it continues too. Paige is such a cutie. I know as the mother of a two year old this can be a very trying and exhausting age. You are doing a great job. You are in my thoughts.

Sapphire said...

Oh, sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time! I hope you continue to feel better! Maybe some massage from a really good one would help some too? Take care of you!

Libby said...

I totally feel your pain! My sciatica was so bad after my last baby that I couldn't support my own weight on the affected leg, and couldn't walk after the delivery. This time, i found an amazing chiropractor and she's helped the sciatica tremendously. Wouldn't help your bad hip, but probably would help the other leg a lot if you wanted to try it. Good luck!

graceandme said...

You're positively GLOWING Megan! I so look forward to reading your posts and wishing you all the best in for the coming weeks until baby no.2 arrives x

Lor said...

Oh I feel sorry for you... This hip thing sounds really bad.
And of course, Paige had to give you a hard time that day. It always happens here too, especially now with a little sister.

But be prepared for what will happen in a few months: tantruming always happens when the new baby is keeping you busy and you cannot leave him (ex. on his changing pad or in the bath). Well, I just found out. It's pure happiness :)).
Oh, and the elder screaming and tantruming scares the little one, too. Whish starts crying. I love it when it happens!! Oh, my...

Valery said...

ack, I wish this was sometime in the hypothetical future and I was home with my own and could help you by taking Paige for a day.
since that's not the case, i'll send good vibes your way instead. xo hang in there.

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Anonymous said...

Good on you for smiling in this pic. Your post took my mind of my own sickness. Well done

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