It started mid-last week and was pretty minor. Then while working out Saturday I could really feel it. Took me awhile to get down the stairs at the gym to go home. (notice I took the stairs even though there was an elevator right there- I may be a little stubborn.) Sunday I took it easy, skipped class at church and made it to service, and then the rest of Sunday I laid low. Sunday night I felt good so Steve and I went for a quick walk around the block. By the time we got home I was in a lot of pain. So I thought hey- let's stretch things out for awhile. Worst-idea-ever. Let's just say Sunday night ended in lots of tears, the inability to walk or dress myself, and a long night of Steve having to get up with me every time I needed to use the bathroom. Now it was not all drama and tears- there was one time Steve was helping me wobble to the bathroom and we are both laughing so hard it took us several minutes to get to the bathroom. It made my hip hurt worse so we had to stop and regain control- a couple times:).
Monday, I made a phone call to the doctor because I had half-convinced myself I had fractured or broken my hip- oh the pain! Long story short- they said this was pretty normal. Although I love hearing how 'normal' I am, this still did not help the pain. The nurse checked on me four times throughout the day- very sweet (she said she had the same thing after she fell into the splits in her kitchen while 8 months pregnant- what!?!). Monday I rested, saw one client, and rested. Tuesday I rested, saw 2 clients, and rested. This morning I am resting then I will wobble into my office for a client later this afternoon. Steve got me a heating pad- it is my best friend right now. Oh, and hot showers, this has helped a lot too. And the Big Bang Theory Season 4 I bought on Black Friday- this has help tremendously too:). But in the words of my good friend B- what I really want is some ibuprofen and a good glass of wine:).
Things I have learned from this- the last month of pregnancy is rough, rough I tell you! There are also some other uncomfortable things I am dealing and I am ready for these things to go away. But before they go away I know I need to have this sweet baby. Soon come- we are in the home stretch. Friday is a month to a our due date:)!!!
Now on to some great things- Steve and I have been working really hard on Sweet Pea's room. The room is mainly done but we have been going through shower gifts, unpacking boxes, and assembling things like strollers, swings, and bouncer seating. Our house is slowly turning from an adult house into a baby wonder land. We will never be the same again...
Other then my hip I really am feeling great and in good spirits. Steve and I have gotten to spend good time together and we are cooking fun meals together and savoring this holiday season. Sweet Pea moves ALL the time and ALL over the place in my belly. She even responds to our voices when we talk to her. I love watching Steve's face when his hands are on my belly. Pregnancy has been such an amazing experience with Steve by my side.