Tiddings of discomfort and woe…a.k.a where did my comfort and joy get off to?

Ok I have Joy, this healthy baby thrashing around in my tummy makes me over the moon joyous. I love her to pieces and can’t wait to meet her.

However, this post is about the physical and emotional discomfort I am currently experiencing.
From this point on, rather then spelling out Symphasis Pubis Disfunction each and every time I want to complain about it, I shall simply call it SPD. This past week, this went into overdrive. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t do some of my physio exercises cause it’s to painful. I can’t spend anytime on my side anymore or I regret it all day, I am sleeping in a half sitting possition on my back. Today walking is killing me and my lower back has joined the fun.

Honestly this scares me because I can’t stop working, we need the income and I intend to work until Christmas, which is just under 2 months away.  Last week I thought this would be easy to do. Today I am in such pain 2 months feels like an eternity. Going to get a ball to sit on at my desk and see if that helps. Also going to stop walking to the bus stop each day and see if limiting my walking helps at all. (The only way I can do this is by comming in to work for 7am rather then 8:30, cause Dave has to work at 7:30 and we share a car. I hope that will help.

Moody is an understatement, which is likely a mix of not sleeping well, having an emotionally demanding job when I have nothing left to give right now, being uncomfortable most of the day and fear of…well everything. I have no capacity to deal with emotional crap or conflict right now, I just want to dig a cave, grab a bunch of great books and some comfy cushions, climb in and seal er up til January.

3 months feel like an eternity, I can’t wait to meet this baby on the outside. I am so deeply enthused about mothering a baby girl it’s unreal.

About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on October 29, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. ooowwww!!!
    two things:
    i know we always think we need the money, but i quit my job cold turkey about two months after my maternity leave (so i had already missed alot of salary) and we were able to make it. it’s surprised me how much our expenses went down. it’s been tight, and we aren’t putting any savings or investments, but we also haven’t had to touch our savings. it’s worth thinking about – or even something just like using a vacation day every friday.
    if this gets worse, would u get on bed rest and thus qualify for disability?
    also, I wonder if floating or even just standing in a pool would help.
    hope it gets better soon!!!

    • Yes, I could go on disability anytime as this is a re-occuring injury, it’s me that dosen’t want to stay home all day just yet, I want to try and get in as much work as I can. I like my job, it is laid back and flexible, not strenous, I sit all day like I would be at home, just have to try and get the pain under wraps. I am going to try chiro first and hopefull that will get me at least another month and half, then I can get my disablity income.
      We will see. I just don’t want the additional financial stress if it’s not 100% required yet, of course I would if I HAD to and we would just figure it out.

  2. I heard on the news the other night that women who are in the later stages of pregnancy need to get the H1N1 vaccine because H1N1 can cause complications if the mother gets ill and ends up on a respirator.
    I talked with my doctor, and have decided to get the vaccine. He said I would be foolish not to.

  3. SPD: Yeouch! My Good chiro helped a lot, but not the first one I went to. You need a chri who knows pregnancy/ SPD/ hips. Ask around. Mine used a drop table. (Hurts like HELL then makes the pain lessen after.)
    Ice. Not heat! Ice your pubic bone. It helps. Sitting on a birth ball, bouncing, does too.
    Other tips my chiro gave me that helped (but this was at the end when my uterus was huge): go up stairs backwards. Put a trash bag under your butt in the car. Keep your knees together!!!! When you get up from laying down, go slowly, keep knees together.
    No squatting. Limited walking. No eliptical or exercise bike (I was, can you imagine???) swimming is good, but be careful: no butterfly (knees go apart when kicking).
    I really hope this helps. I’m sure there are others, these were the ones that helped me most!

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