Labor is a Tricky, Tricky Thing

I really thought that today was the day.  I woke up at 6am with severe back pain and contractions.  They continued to come every 6 minutes for the next 8 hours.  We went for a walk, I drank a lot of water, ate some food, rested…everything that they always tell you to do to make sure they’re not Braxton Hicks contractions.  They were the real deal.

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I Need a Little Sun in my Life

This winter has dragged by.  It seems like we have had a snowstorm nearly every weekend since November 1st!  Yesterday, it was beautiful, warm and sunny….and today it’s a rainy mess.

I think I’m a little depressed.  On Friday, the baby dropped.  That would be a good thing, except for the tremendous pain and discomfort I’m in.  It’s hard to bend at all anymore.  It hurts to walk.  And then this morning, I put a pair of my full-panel jeans on and the panel fits differently now that my belly is even lower than before.  I pulled out a maternity top that was billed as a “tunic,” but it looks more like  a mumu.  It’s raining outside and it’s really dark out.  I’m tired and can’t imagine doing this for another five weeks to reach my due date.  I’ve been reminded that I might go past my due date.

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Pretty Sure Baby Has Dropped!

As if I thought I was in enough pain and discomfort…

Last night, my pelvis felt like it was shattered.  My back was killing me.  I could barely walk around and after I had changed into pajama pants, I was nearly in tears from the pain of bending over.  I didn’t think it was possible to pee more than I already was but, alas!, it is.

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Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs an Exercise Ball

Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs an Exercise Ball

About a year ago when Hubster wanted to get an exercise ball, I was against it.  I pictured this big ol’ ball taking up what precious little floor space we had.  I pictured it sitting there collecting dust because neither of us would ever use it.

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Tips to Relieve 7 Pregnancy Aches and Pains

In BabyCenter’s latest email blast, they sent out a link to this article on how to relieve a list of 7 pregnancy aches and pains.  I was happy to look at the list and realize I do NOT have several of the problems. :)

And if you’re struggling from severe low back pain like I am, here is a link on how to help relieve that.

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