So this week has been a little trying in the pain department. I've been having horrible sacrum/posterior pelvic pain. From the web - "This pain is caused by stretching of the pelvic ligaments, causing the pelvic muscles to attempt to establish stability by increasing muscle tension, leading to chronic pain in that area. Because the discomfort is primarily caused by hormonal changes, it cannot be prevented during pregnancy." Some days it's quite debilitating and I can barely walk. If someone offered me a wheelchair, I'd gladly humble myself and take it. When I told Kerry my hips were spreading, he wrapped his back brace around them. He laughed hysterically that it took all his might to get it around my butt! Yes, that's spreading right along with the hips. The pain went away and I could walk again, but it unfortunately put too much of a squeeze on the baby bump. If anyone has had this and knows of anything to help, please let me know. Chiro did help get me walking again, but it doesn't resolve the pain. Oh well, I'll take it, I'm just so grateful to be pg.
Our childbirth class went well. We went over labor, comfort measures, breathing patterns, support person's role and pushing techniques. Everyone was so serious during the practice breathing but Kerry and I could do nothing but laugh through it. Hee hee haaaa, hee hee haaaa... or Kerry's version, hee haw, hee haw... sounding like a donkey. The teacher said our labor is going to be quite comical. I'm sure I'll regret laughing at it when I'm in labor.
I had my OB appt at 30w5d. Everything is perfect. I had the nurse tell me what position the baby was in and he's head down for the first time. Glad to know he can go upside down as he seems to love being breech or traverse.
I guess it's quite obvious that I'm pg to the public now. I constantly get asked when I'm due, what's the gender and if we have a name picked out. Oh why can't I pick out a name!!!??? I guess because he's a very special little guy and I want a special name. I still have time, but my family is going nuts waiting on the name. Sorry fam!
This week's belly:
We've made decent progress on the nursery. We're not as far along as we had hoped as every project ends up taking twice as long as we planned and the hours after work are so limited. But we will prevail and just keep working at it until we finish, or keel over.
We finished cutting and painting the moulding:
We picked up the crib and night stand, but have yet to assemble it. We still have to pick up the dresser and chest.
I installed the blind and made the curtains:
I made giraffe appliques and added them to the toss pillow:
I made the liner for the basket. I'll be making the same liner for the hamper and storage tote.
And lastly I made a boppy cover:
A few thank you's are in order... thank you Eden for loaning me your boppy, bumbo and maternity tops!!! Thank you Maggie and Phylis from Hawaii for the surprise box of goodies!!! Thank you Tarryn for the early shower gifts that allowed me to work on a couple more sewing projects!!!
I'm really excited about this coming Sun. It's my 1st of 3 baby showers! The 1st one is a friends shower, the 2nd a church shower and the 3rd a family shower. I can't even believe it, a baby shower for me??? Someone pinch me!