Slowly clipping off the weeks until my due date!! Now time has slowed. It’s probably because I am in so much pain. My back pain has still not let up. Yesterday was at its worst.
I went in for a massage and that offered some relief for a few hours. Scheduled a visit with a chiropractor as well. I have never been to a chiropractor and there’s mixed reviews, but I am trying whatever I can. I don’t want to be on bed rest, and I am afraid if the pain stays severe I’ll have to be. For now ice and massage has been my go too.
Almost in that last month of pregnancy. 7 weeks is so close, but yet so far it seems. I just have to make it through my sisters wedding. Hoping I’ll be able to make it. Doctor and I are playing it by ear, since I’ll have to travel. Here we go again:
Symptoms: As you know I have severe back pain that isn’t subsiding. Nothing seems to be doing the trick. It’s sciatic mixed with lower back. It’s been awesome. I was to the point of crawling yesterday it hurt so bad and get winded just walking from the parking lot to my car. Hard to believe I just ran a half marathon. Oh how so much changes in so little time.
Maternity Clothes: None just wearing a size up in basically everything or wearing my regular pre-pregnancy clothes.
Baby size: I had my last ultrasound to check growth early this week. Baby boy is just at 4 pounds. My doctor says it’s probably a high estimate. Heart is great and every looks good. Now the real weight starts to pack on for baby. He’s in the 30th percentile. Much like R was.
Belly Button: outie
Stretch Marks: none thus far
Sleep: Not happening. I am in too much pain and it hurts to lay flat now with my back. I have to be propped just right on one side and careful not to move to abruptly. I roll into bed and out of bed.
Miss Anything: My running and sleep!! How much longer?!
Cravings: Nothing. My appetite is gone with the pain so most days I am forcing myself to eat. Living on smoothies.
Aversions: Food. Just kidding, sort of. I have to eat small portions because eating too much brings too much discomfort. I also don’t have much of an appetite for anything either. I cook dinner and rarely eat what I cook, because it doesn’t look good or sound good.
Looking Forward to: This baby!! And the pain subsiding and running again. I am hopeful it will be soon. Chiropractors and massage therapists can work miracles right? If not I have God!!
What I am Loving: At this point, and as harsh as it sounds, nothing. I hobble around and can barely move without wincing from pain.
Workouts: I haven’t ran since Sunday and it’s killing me. The last run was a half marathon and hopefully it won’t be the last run of the pregnancy. Still trying to do my strength and core work though. I do what I can. Most exercises hurt too much. I am going to try biking this weekend and see how that feels. Also, been doing lots of stretches to help with the sciatic and back pain.
Have a great weekend friends!! I’ll have a race recap on Monday. It’s a doozie!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit
Plans for the weekend? Tips for back/sciatic pain?