The word that sums up my week? OUCH.
Everything hurts. Well, not everything. And nothing really baby related (as in nothing that indicates anything could be wrong with her or my parts as they relate to her in that area). However, I feel as if I've been literally hit by a truck.
My BONES hurt.
I can't sit on my fat ass. What's a girl to do? Literally right now, I am sitting on a pillow and I know that when i get up, I will be so sore that it will take all day for me to get over it. The pain is very similar to how you feel when you ride a bike for the first time in a long time and also a lot like doing 1,000 lunges. And yet, I do not believe it is muscular primarily. I believe it is my joints. A butt joint? I don't know...that one's a mystery but I'm thinking maybe the joint where my legs join my butt. At this point in pregnancy, the cartilage becomes very soft so that the pelvis can open wide and let her out. The dr says that while this is unusual, it makes sense that I might have some arthritis-like pain. But in my butt? I also have it bad in my hands (each morning I have to physically bend each finger with my other hand in order to move them) and my knees (hurt so bad to bend them first thing in the morning that I could scream), but what's up with my ass? Driving? Hurts bad and I think when I drove 2 hours the other day I caused what I'm now recovering from now, cause it's bad. Sorry to be such a complainer, but this just sucks.
In other news, baby girl is great. My NST and scan shows that she's healthy and strong. Her fluid level was better this week (last week it was so high they felt my sugar was up and HER kidneys were working overtime to compensate causing excess fluid. GUILT). I am 1/2 cm dilated!! Dr said I could definitely hang on until Aug 23 (c-section is scheduled, 8am!) or I could go into labor tomorrow. So anything is possible.
The nursery is just about 100% done!! I want to add the finishing touches before I share pics (I'm always promising pics and never follow through, sorry. I only know how to upload photos from my phone and even then it's only through email and I copy and paste them, I need to learn - I know!). It turned out to be way more low-key than I thought it would be. We don't want it to be too busy. Once she's here, there's bound to be some clutter so the cleaner we start out, the better it will look once day to day life begins.
I can't believe that she will definitely be here in just over 2 weeks!! WE ARE READY. Bring it on!