I’ve never suffered with back pain before. I can now see how it’s quite a debilitating thing.
Today Steve had a morning breakfast meeting so I had to walk Izzy with Joel to nursery, then walk Izzy back again and come back to work. And I feel very much done in.
I have to say, I do wonder what pregnancy and labour would be like had Eve not eaten the apple in the Garden of Eden!!! Would carrying a baby inside have been much easier? And would they have just floated out painlessly after 9 months? That would be very appealing at the moment! I think whether you believe in the creation story or not, at this point in pregnancy, women are all a bit nervous about the baby having to come out, and with how things all went a bit wrong with Joel’s entrance into the world, I’m extra worried as to what will happen this time.
Don’t get me wrong, I know all this pain and discomfort is totally worth it. But pain does make me feel down. I get home from work and have to have a cry because I’m so achey. I’m having to take the lift up to my office rather than the stairs now 😦
I had a 31 week midwife appointment yesterday. She says she thinks I’m getting SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) which is sort of what I thought anyway, but my it’s painful. And my back! Ouchy.
Everything else was fine though. I measured fine, urine was fine, blood pressure was fine and results from the 28 week blood tests were fine including iron! Phew!
She has advised me to buy a maternity belt to give more support to my back and try to lift the bump a bit to relieve my pelvis so I’ve found one online to try out.
She asked how long I had left at work, and after this week, it’s just two weeks. Just 6 days. It feels a long time although I know it isn’t really. I hate the fact the toilets are such a walk away. I commented that a commode at my desk would be helpful, or at least a catheter and she laughed!! I was only half joking as well! I quite liked my catheter after my c-section with Joel. Not having to move was nice!
This morning I was tickling Joel as I tried to get him dressed to distract him into getting a vest over his head and had to laugh as he said ‘oh Mummy, you’re too funny’!! It’s nice to be appreciated!! I still chuckle over the ‘thinking about horses’ comment the other morning. He’s just so cute! I can’t wait for another little boy to arrive! They will be just adorable together.
Putting our Christmas tree up last weekend…
Joel had a lovely time helping to decorate it!
It took lots of concentration…
At the Chester Winter Wonderland on the fair ground rides with Trudy…
They loved this car ride!
Not so impressed with Father Christmas!!!
Joel was one happy boy!!!