Tuesday, 2 July 2013

So far, so uncomfortable: The fun of being pregnant with 11 weeks to go!

As most of you know, I am pregnant with our 4th child! This one will most definitely be our last and more-so now since all this pain I am currently getting with him being so low and putting a lot of pressure on everything underneath my ever-disappearing waist line!

Over the last week or so I have started to feel a lot of pain in the top of my legs AND it has been hard to walk without A. looking like I might have left my walking stick at home or B. just feeling like I want to sit down every 5 minutes! I mentioned it to the OB just yesterday and right away she prescribed me a prenatal cradle!

I haven't gotten it yet but I do have to go up and get measured for one. The cradle, which is like a lara croft style harness [without the weaponry] SHOULD take off some of the pressure currently being put on my whole lower body and, in turn, alleviate some of that pain!

This is definitely new to me, since neither of the children I carried before gave me any hassles like this one at all! I think the truth is definitely in the saying that no two pregnancies are ever quite the same - and boy do I feel it this time!

I have about 11 weeks or so left until this baby comes and I am definitely hoping not to be a huge wreck of a woman by then! So far, so good, if I just take it slowly and try and calm down a little and not be quite so eager to get up and run around like a headless chicken on a mission, but unfortunately this "get-up-and-go" attitude is something I have never been able to shake!

Thankfully, I do have a 16 yr old who is very helpful with running to the store for me, or with picking things up around the house,  and I do love him for that! He also makes a pretty decent cup of tea, which is a great cure for just about everything!!

With all that said, the latest baby update is that his heartbeat remains at a steady 136 and everything is going as it should and I am now on 2 week appointments instead of every 4!! Things are coming around VERY fast now!! I will certainly be glad when he is on the outside!! Roll on September!!


Ashley Boyd said...

Congrats on the new baby! And you all the pain is worth it, I bet your excited!

Cheryl Fisher said...

Congratulations on baby number 4. wow. Two was enough for me so I give you a big thumbs up. You must have a great husband.

Sandy Cain said...

God bless you and your family! No matter how uncomfortable you may be, cherish every moment. This is your last child - fix every kick in your mind, to remember 25 or 35 years from now. To this day (don't laugh!!) I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and think "Oh, no, the baby's not moving!", and get scared for a second, until I realize I'm not pregnant any more. PS. My daughter will be 34 years old next week!

Lilly Flowerbomb said...

oh god that seems so short when you put it in weeks lol Woo!

Karen Glatt said...

Congrats on your new baby coming! I am sorry to hear about your pain with the baby. Soon you will be feeling better when the baby comes. My sister had a hard time when she got to the end! I bet your baby is so cute!