I have to say these past few days have been the most uncomfortable thus far since this pregnancy started. It all started with some back aches I noticed as I was driving last Monday. Didn’t think anything of it until Tuesday when the pains started to increase, particularly in my lower back area. By night, I was dreading going to bed because I knew that our once-comfortable Ikea bed was not going to offer much comfort for my aching lower back–and I was right. It was a terrible night, I could cry. I couldn’t find any position that would work in conjunction with my back and then I started to wonder if I happened to jinx myself for all those times people would ask me how the pregnancy was going and I would answer, “I feel great! I wouldn’t think I was pregnant save for all the ultrasounds that show a miracle growing inside of me.” Ha, welcome back pains. Oh and I am failing to let you all know that the next day (Wednesday), the pain had extended down to my buttocks, hips and parts of my right thigh. Not sure if I’m worthy of being heard but I did pray a silent prayer that this wasn’t going to be something I’d have to contend with from here on out until the baby’s birthday. The horror, if so. I did call my doctor just to ask if what I was feeling was a normal thing as I’d never felt this with my first pregnancy–and so early in the game (I will only be 13 weeks this Saturday!). He had me come in immediately to rule out any dilation of my cervix. Uhhh.. what do you mean my cervix might be dilating??? Based on old pregnancy books, this didn’t sound good at all! Thankfully, I walked away from the doctor’s office with merely pregnancy aches and pains to blame for my uncomfortable state.
Fast forward to today. The pain has subsided and I can move around a lot more than I have been the past couple of days. There are occassional shooting pains in my legs but I guess this is just something I have to live with for a while. Still hard to sleep and find a comfortable position because pre-pregnancy, I would sleep on my face and tummy and snore the night away. Not anymore, no sir.
The joys of pregnancy. I wouldn’t trade today for anything.