Just a Rant

August 18, 2008

I’ve been feeling a little out of sorts for the past few days. Basically, my body doesn’t feel like it’s mine anymore. I guess considering I’m 7 1/2 months pregnant and bigger, slower and more achy than I’ve ever been in my entire life, it was bound to happen at some point.

The main culprit is my left hip. It really hurts. Like, a lot. It hurts to walk even a couple of steps. Of course, I still walk. I walked all weekend and I walk all day, but it still hurts.

Also, I don’t sleep very well anymore and I feel guilty for taking a nap during the day when there’s so much to get done, so I end up being groggy by dinner time. On top of that I can’t bend anymore and if I do, my lower back reminds me why I shouldn’t.

Apparently, my solution to fix these aches and pains is to sit down and have a really good cry. While I sat there and sobbed, I lamented in how much I miss my “old” body and endless energy and stamina. Yup. A good old-fashioned pity party.

After I finally stopped going over the list of things I used to be able to do, I realized I was thirsty and didn’t want to get up to get water because my hip hurts, so cried over that, too.

And you know what? I sure feel better now. Though, I wish I had telekinesis and could float that glass of water over without having to get up. ;-)

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Jessica Gottlieb August 18, 2008 at 7:34 pm

My solution was to eat chili cheese fries and cry. Gaining 75 pounds didn’t really help the aches…

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Steve August 19, 2008 at 5:34 am

I feel for you. Your painful hip certainly sounds hard to bear. My wife always took to the bath when feeling low while pregnant. She said that the buoyancy of the water was a great help – along with the aromatic oils and herbal tea.

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katelin August 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm

i wish i had telekinesis too, that would make my life so much easier, haha.

and i hope you feel better soon! you’re almost there :)

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Bobby August 20, 2008 at 11:54 am

Aww, honey, I hope you feel better.

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Mrs Pop August 21, 2008 at 9:21 am

I equated being pregnant and the months after as PMS times 100 emotionally. A really good cry can be so beneficial!

I had the hip pain, too… It was my sciatica (sp?) and it absolutely made it miserable to walk the last month of my pregnancy. Seeing as how I was a realtor at the time, it made the old job a little difficult.

It will get better! :)

And there’s always the chili-cheese fries that Jessica mentioned. I prefered Sonic chili-cheese Coneys with cheese tater tots and a Route 44 Cherry Limeade, though. ;)

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KSS August 21, 2008 at 11:17 am

Sonic’s fried-ice cream milkshake FTW. Or rice and beans…whichever. ;-)

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Bobby August 21, 2008 at 4:23 pm

I vote for lots and lots of pasta and spaghetti sauce. It’s the Italian in me. Yum!

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Eileen August 21, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Oy, (as they say here in Brooklyn) hang in there. I myself have mastitis. So I’m sleeping, crying, trying to remember to drink fluids — right along with you.

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Simple Mindz August 21, 2008 at 8:58 pm

::big hugs::
I know just how you feel. I had three kiddos way back when… :)
It will get better hunny. Promise.
Till then – be good to yourself & understand that you DO NOT have to clean the house & get everything done in one day.
(it really will be there tomorrow!)
You are growin a baby hunny! That takes work!!

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Ashley September 5, 2008 at 9:34 am

I know how you feel. With my first pregnancy I had those hip pains. I felt like my pelvis was going to shatter into a million pieces. Don’t feel bad for taking naps, it’s necessary when you’re pregnant and you’ll feel a whole lot better later. And it’s true what people say, you better sleep now because you can’t do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it when baby first gets here! That includes sleep! Congrats!

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Elizabeth September 15, 2008 at 11:10 am

oh sweetie, I completely understand. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I used to break down sobbing at least once a day. And my hips hurt all the time with all three babies! Do what you can to get comfortable and hang in there!

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Binary Blonde September 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

@Elizabeth – Thanks for this! Most days I’m fine, but sometimes, I just need a good cry and a hot pack. I’m just glad it gets better and doesn’t stay like this forever. Hee.

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