Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ow

Found this link today, hobbled to the computer desk to sit long enough to look up some help--oh the pain! Yesterday I was semi-normal and I guess today I am paying the price. I ate meals at the table, walked about in the backyard with Charlie, drove around a little on short errands. You'd think I did a decathalon and got in a car accident-- I can literally feel the "fracture" in the front of my bones. Nothing feels good at all, side-lying, nothing.

Trying to keep the anxiety and terror about what I am going to do all week w/out my husband at bay by enjoying him today. Can barely, barely walk. : (

Being somewhat hobbled and in charge of 4 kids is speeding up my plans to obtain helpers after I have the baby, but also freaking me out with the re-remembered reality, vulnerability, danger and complete ludicrous-ness of that.
Have drafted up a big email to send to people, with the idea that by mid-May we will have everyone we know who has ever, ever tossed out a casual "Let me know if you need anything!" signed up and committed to varying degrees of childcare for postpartum.
Ok got to get out of the chair...

11 comments:

Amber said...

oh no it's back? i thought the pain had gone away...darn it!

Nikki said...

Hi Joy. I randomly found your blog, and it has been such an inspiration to me! I read through all the posts over about five days, and I want to thank you for everything you've written. My 'birth plan' was a hospital water birth, and you have inspired me to do it at home! May I put a link to your blog on mine? Thanks!

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Corin said...

Ouch, pain...no fun.

Good for you calling on those casual offers of help. I plan on having a small army ready to assist in housework, cooking and errands for at least the first week or two after this baby is born. All I plan on doing is watching my toddler {with help} and nursing nursing nursing!

I hope you feel better! *hug*

Kelley said...

Oh, I am SOOO sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. I totally agree with you about the idea of helpers. I've already informed my husband that I will be staying in bed for the first week. My mom is set to come for a week on the 23rd, but if I come much before my due date, I'll have several days on my own. Yikes!

Anyway, I wish there was something I could do for you right now. Is there anything? If so, please let me know.

CNH said...

Uh, yeah, I feel you. I'm pretty much shuffling most days. I've broke down and boldly asked my local moms board for help. They came through BIG TIME for me the last two weeks so I could rest as much as possible until I was term.
I am SO done with this (and yet so NOT done).

Kelley said...

Joy, I was just talking to my midwife, and I mentioned the pain that you are having. She said that there is a belt that you can get by prescription that helps with SPD. She couldn't remember the name of it, but she assured me that it does help with the kind of thing you are experiencing right now. I can look around and see if can figure out what it's called for you.

Kelley said...

Okay, I just looked it up, and Google came back with belts called The Prenatal Cradle, the Reenie Belt or The Babyhugger Belt. Also, it said that some chiropractic work may help. I hope some of this is helpful, and that you can find something that will give you some relief.

Karen said...

Kelley's right - my sister had chiropractic care weekly for this same thing. And it really was painful. I am so sorry.

I am a Monkey's Mama said...

Thinking of you...I hope you are hanging in there...

xoxo,
Angela

CNH said...

I've developed it full on now. :*( The adjustments literally make me cry they hurt so much but it got both babies to flip back head down. ((HUGS)) At least mine isn't constant. You have my deepest empathy!