Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Off my feet...

About a week ago my back really started aching. Since I am carrying around a very wiggly little boy who has accounted for a 18lb weight gain so far, I figured that was normal. As the day progressed it got worse! I tried to nap and rest, warm bath & stretch, but nothing helped. The next day i woke to awful pain! I mean worse than labor ( i had epidurals- ha).

I got into the chiropractor at 230 but by that time I could barely walk without wincing. Ayla had to get Leah's shoes and socks on for me which caused a serious amount of emotions. I felt so proud to see her stepping up, she seems so mature. But the simple fact I couldn't do it made me sooo sad. My job is a stay at home mom. It's my job to care for my kids! I couldn't dress them, wipe a tush, empty dishwasher, or cook lunch without being in pain. It was depressing.

Meanwhile at the chiro, I was nervous. I hadnt gone through this pregnancy. I was worried about it increasing my contractions I was having or changing his position ( head down). She assured me I was safe. But then she told me I needed to rest w ice every 20 mins, if possible, for two days. I began to bawl. It was all so overwhelming! First, I could do minimal for my kids now I won't be able to do anything!

Well, I obviously made it, but not without a lot of encouragement from friends and help from family! By Sunday I felt human again and was able to get some chores done around the house. I seriously sat on the floor to load my washing machine one day! My heart totally goes out to mamas who live with chronic or long term pain or back problems!

The hubs had to go out of state one more time before the baby arrives so off he left. I mean I was feeling better...that is til the storms on Sunday! I carried both girls down to basement in case of serious weather. I threw my back out again! Sheesh! Thankfully, I am already back on the mend! Just praying for no more surprises before we meet Abram!

On a different note, I am starving nonstop but nothing sounds good & my abdomen has doubled in size overnight! Ha
Hopefully post a belly pic soon...

5 comments:

Tera said...

Ugh! Sorry you had such a rough time with your back...sounds awful! Glad you are back on the mend. Take care of yourself and let the girls pamper you a little...I'm sure they will think it's fun taking care of Mommy!

Sonya said...

I'm so sorry you've had this all going on. I will keep praying for a smooth rest of pregnancy:) I have scoliosis so I feel ya on the back pain. It is LOT"S WORSE, carrying a baby like that. I will help out in any way.

Shannon said...

will pray for your back! the name Abram is so unique and strong!

Ashley said...

So sorry you had to deal with your back that long....BUT soooo glad it is doing better!!!! You will have to watch yourself until little man arrives! Jarod has been having back issues and it is really hard on him so I know how you feel. Did your chiropractor recommend you doing daily stretches? It does help!

B.W. said...

My heart goes out to you! Thanks for sharing regarding the chiropracter. I have had really awful back pains, very similar to what you're sharing (minus the pregnancy) from carrying our "jumbo" baby of 19 pounds and Claire. Keep saying I should go to the chiropracter and then chicken our because I've never done it before. It's really affecting my taking the kids out and ability to do things around the house. It really is amazing how debilitating it can be and I wish I had been more sympathetic to those experiencing similar pain in the past. Sending prayers for things to continue to mend and for comfort. P.S. The preggo pics are perfect :)