make it stop!
So, 25 weeks and change at this point. I'm feeling Ashley kick hard and frequently, I'm wanting to eat everything in sight (trying to make it healthy food I'm eating at least) and the OB visits are going well. Plus my emergency surgery last month has healed up nicely, so I'm finally able to do strength training and aerobic activity (low impact) again. Finally!
However...I have a few problems. Specifically, lower back pain due to carrying her so low and sciatic pain! Plus I've had insomnia for the past couple of weeks, which the sciatic pain is now contributing to since it actually hurts enough to wake me at night and makes it very hard to walk and get out of bed. Not cool. I will be begging my chiropractor to fit me in for a massage and adjustment as soon as they open in about 15 minutes. Of course, driving a manual transmission is NOT going to help things at all either. And to top it off, I never get zits. It's like once every blue moon that it actually happens. Now I have TWO, one right next to my lower lip and one right in the corner on the opposite side of my lips. Which hurts. I blame those on stress (i.e., Dan needing to help me more recently with chores and not doing much).
At least I was able to cash in points earned on my credit card (from shopping here, imagine that!) and got money deposited into our checking account, so I will finally be able to get my hair cut. I like having long hair, but WOW, it's not fun during the summer when it's hot out! Need to get it trimmed at least an inch or so and long layers cut into it. Blunt layers maybe. Wavy/curly hair is not easy to have done professionally either...usually the best people to have cut it are ones that HAVE that type of hair themselves.
I just need to keep telling myself in 15 weeks or slightly less all the pain and uncomfortableness will be worth it. We had the maternity ward tour yesterday and the rooms are HUGE. And really nice! Added bonus? The jacuzzi tubs and the nurse doing the tour recommending we don't have family in the waiting room but rather call them when we're ready for visitors (which is what I wanted to do to begin with!)
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It will totally be worth it in 15 weeks. I would very much suggest getting as much sleep as you can right now tho, despite the insomnia, because once the baby comes around, sleep will be a thing of the past (or future). At least the maternity ward sounds nice, at least the call for visitor will help with your mother-in-law maybe? (*knock on wood*)
And I think it's totally ok to eat everything in sight. The weather finally got above 90 this week and my apt doesn't have AC, so I'm devouring refridgerated watermelon and coconut water like there's no tomorrow.
Hang in there!
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Aww!! Congrats your having a little girl!!! and soon too!! My sister was the same way when she had my nephew Jacob. Once she was getting close she also said she was having a lot of lower back pain because he was low. She also just wanted to sit and stand and that was it lol she didn't want to move around cuz she was in so much pain. But once he was born, she was so happy and just always always holding him. My mom used to say stop holding him so much cuz he's gonna get used to it and for every little thing he's gonna cry til you pick him up. She didn't listen and he does exactly that cries and cries until he gets picked up lol but he likes being on the floor and walking around, even if he walks into the occasional table. But anywayz he's super adorable with his humongous cheeks and the faces he makes are hilarious. You're gonna absolutely love being a mother!!