Saturday, October 20, 2012

Welcome to the third trimester....

And welcome to severe back pain.

 My back has been hurting over the last couple of months, but within the last couple of weeks it has gotten progressively worse and worse. By this last week it was hurting as early as about 10am and not stopping... all.... day.... long. My OB suggested a maternity support belt, and I've been wearing one for the last couple of days with minimal relief. It breaks my heart because it's hurting so bad that it's hard to snuggle with bug, which is an issue I'll mention in a bit. I'm not sure how to make it better, but I think I'm going to try a massage tomorrow. Other typical aids haven't done a whole lot, but when K rubs on it a bit it seems to help.

I can't believe that I only have about 11 weeks left until my due date. I have no idea where the time has gone! It's so very exciting, I really can't wait to meet this little one. I suspect it's a boy, K thinks it's a girl. The bets are on :-)

The newest struggle I'm having is now realizing that Bug is no longer going to be our only baby, that we're going to lose that one on one daily time that we get now. Everything is going to have to be shared now, including our time and love. I know that the love will multiply and that we will love both the same, but it's so hard to know that she won't be the only one anymore. It's becoming more and more real, and it's kind of hard.

We were out with a friend last week that has 2 kids, the second one just shy of 9 months old. I was holding him while my friend went to the bathroom and bug had a meltdown because I was holding another baby. That kicked my thoughts into high gear of course, because I know it's going to be such a transition for her. 

But, I still can't wait to meet this little one. I am so excited for the coming weeks to pass, but I know that this will be my last pregnancy, so I also don't want to wish them away. Even with the back pain I'm trying to enjoy every minute, every kick, every hiccup. I love it all. I love this new little one.

My weight has finally caught up (part of the back pain I'm sure), so all seems to be looking good with this pregnancy. Some days it still feels unreal. I had someone question when I was due the other day and had to honestly think for a minute to realize she meant me, the pregnant me!

That's about it for now, but I'm gonna try to blog more often!!


  1. Maybeit's just me, but I don't love my boys the same. I love them both ridiculously, but it's not the same, because they're not the same. If that makes sense? Love does grow and there will be aplenty. But it absolutely will be different when this little one comes along. Bug will resist (because kids don't like change), but she'll be fine. And so will you :) Hoping the back pain resolves soon!

  2. I get a little sad thinking DS will be my oldest and not my baby, but I remind myself that I'm giving him just as much as I'm taking from him with a sibling! I hope your transition to two is smooth. It's hard to know how to prep them for it, but I'm guessing like becoming a first time mom - the learning curve will be steep and quick!

  3. I remember freaking out a lot more about how Madelyn would handle the transition to big sisterhood. She never loved me holding anyone else's baby either. We spent a lot of time talking about what a great big sister she was, even before Fynnie's arrival. It all seemed to come together nicely (for the most part). Oh, and I also went through this thing where I worried about whether Fynnie could ever compete with how freaking awesome Madelyn is. No joke. Totally normal, and I knew it as it was happening, but it was still a concern.

    As for the back pain, my two life savers were (in order) chiropractic care and the very badly named "cat/cow" maneuver (on hands and knees, alternate between an arched back and a rounded back). If you haven't been to a chiro, I can understand the trepidation, but it's actually how I made it through my entire pregnancy with Mad and the last half of the one with Fynnie.