I learned a big lesson over the past several weeks, I am even less graceful then I originally thought. Now, being honest from the get-go, grace doesn't really run in my family, we tend to lean towards klutzy versus ballerina. Pregnancy has not helped with this. As my centre of gravity has shifted (hardcore) over the past several weeks and I feel like in the past week in particular, things have changed. That turtle on it's back who can't get up, it's totally me.
I actually see this ad the positive side of my 30 week update for a couple reasons. First, it means little boy is growing and that is a wonderful thing. Second, it's funny. Being honest, this pregnancy has started taking a bit of a hard turn, and I've been really uncomfortable, so you have to find the joy and things you can laugh about from time to time, and right now, it is my turtle styling.
So, what has come up over the past couple weeks do you ask? If you read my earlier pregnancy update you likely heard that I have been having some hardcore rib pain. Not your average kinda pain but pain caused from muscle separation. I now know that I've always taken my muscles being where they should be for granted. That was really foolish.
I've also come down with sciatica. To the pregnant ladies out there - how have you dealt with sciatica???
My Dad had sciatica a year ago and I don't think I fully appreciated how uncomfortable it can be and how consistently inconsistent it is. My best description for it is that it's like the fire swamp from Princess Bride. You remember in the fire swamp how they would hear a pop pop pop before the fire came? That's basically what happens with sciatica. I get this pinching sensation and then my leg kinda gives out. There's also no rhyme or reasons for when it strikes, so I'm not 100% sure what to do to prevent it from happening again. Like the fire swamp, it's still a bit of a surprise.
The good news is, the pain is all temporary. I've been getting progressively worse with the rib pain, sciatica and gestational diabetes (though truth be told no pain with GD, just a pain in the ass to monitor) and I've asked my doctor about it. Apparently after having my son I will basically go right back to normal and feel like a new woman.
As hard as some of this stuff is, every time I get a kick or feel a flip I know that I'm in this for the right reasons and that in two-ish months I will get to welcome my little boy. Another plus is that I get to get checked out more than the average pregnancy, so I think the hidden blessing that I've been having these challenges.
I'm also excited about being in the homestretch. The last 10 weeks we are planning and preparing for little guy to make his appearance. The one thing that I am struggling with is getting ready for baby.
This is my first baby and I am totally open to suggestions about websites to go to or list recommendations - please!!! People keep asking me what I need, but truth be told as a first time mom (FTM) I have no clue what the hell I need! So to my readers (Hi Mom!) please leave a comment below and let me know about some helpful mommy websites.
I love to cook, entertain, craft and create - all while being a wife, friend, daughter and a mom to a little boy.