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Friday, May 1, 2009

Aches and Pains

So, it's three months to the day...92 days till Baby arrives. It still feels like a long ways off but I know it isn't, really. Right now I'm at a place where I'm not feeling anxious, but excited. I've gone through phases. For a bit I kept thinking about all the things we didn't have so far and if we were ever going to feel prepared. That was kind of pointless thinking. There is no use in worrying about that now. There is no use in worrying about it at all. Baby really doesn't need much in the beginning. As long as it has a place to sleep, diapers, food and a whole lot of lovin' it will be just fine.

I keep telling people that my pregnancy has been going really well and I haven't had any problems. I've been surprised at how my back hasn't really hurt because I had problems with it before I was even pregnant (especially sciatica.) Well, I spoke too soon. Every morning for the past week or so I wake up with a sore left hip. It hurts when I'm awake and it hurts when I sleep. It's only my left side, though. Yesterday at work my back was starting to really ache, too. I'm on my feet all day and for the most part I think that has helped stave off the back ache (and pounds!) Now it seems that it is catching up with me. Whenever I have to take the bus home from work my back just kills me when I sit down. At our prenatal class on Wednesday night (which was a really good, informative one) we have these plastic chairs and there were Obusform cushions that everyone was using to sit on. I took mine and used it for my back but by the time we got to break that and my bum were hurting me. So I stole one from an empty chair and placed one under me and behind me...much better! I felt like I was constantly shifting, though, because of my back and hip...grrrr. I was really hoping that I wasn't going to have this problem since things were going so well. Nine hour shifts are starting to feel longer and longer. Half way through I was feeling really sluggish. I have my appointment with my OBGYN in a couple of weeks and I'll see what he suggests. Only 42 more days of work...I can do this!

On a lighter note, I have two showers lined up! I'm extremely excited! I can't believe how much these people love me and are willing to do this for me! On May 31st I have one with the girls from work plus some other friends (mainly past co-workers) and on June 20th I have a family shower. I think now that I know these are happening it is making me feel less anxious about being prepared and having everything I need. Kelly, the girl I work with who is throwing the one shower, is so excited about it. She keeps asking me what I think and I tell her that it's her planning and I don't care! LOL! My bestfriend is throwing me a shower after Baby is born since this summer is going to be pretty busy as it is. I feel so terribly loved!

Only 43 more days until we move into our can't come fast enough!


Twila said...

Yay!! I am so glad things are going so well for you!!!! And that you have been calm and just enjoying your pregnancy!! Let me know what you want/need for your little one and I'll be sure to send along a shower gift for you!!! :)