September 13, 2010

27 weeks and all is mostly well....

I just wanted to pop in for a minute and say hi - i know I haven't been updating recently.

I'm almost 28 weeks. I can't believe I'm in my 3rd trimester. Smudge is doing great. S/he's very active and finally head down - although that can keep changing for weeks yet. I'm just glad s/he's not transverse anymore - because that really hurt. Anyway - Smudge is about 2lbs 3oz right now and as we speak, headbutting my cervix. I LOVE baby movement, don't get me wrong - but the cervix stuff just feels really weird.

I've been having really bad sciatica on both sides and my left foot is really numb. So, it's impacting me in a lot of ways. I have a really bad back injury from when I was a teenager, so i expected it was going to act up eventually, even though I've been pain free for years thanks to acupuncture. Right now i'm just trying to hang in there until 31-32 weeks, when my Chiropractor will recommend I'm pulled from work. He'd gladly pull me now, but financially it would be really tough to go out before then because NJ Short Term Disability really stinks.

I'd also like to ask for a favor from the Bloomin' Babies readers. Last week, a friend had her twins at 27w2d. They were both intubated for 2 days, and are currently on CPAP. The girl (Lilly) has a heart murmur, and is being seen by the cardiologist this week. They're both getting head ultrasounds this week to check for bleeding. Please keep Andrew and Lilly in your thoughts and prayers.


Silver Rose said...

Oh no, that is very early...I'll keep the babies in my thoughts!

I had an injury in high school too, to my SI joint, and have warned me that I will probably be on bedrest when I get pregnant. Is your injury hip related? I hope you get some relief soon!

Magnolia Bud said...

I'm keeping the babies in my thoughts. I hope you get relief from the sciatica soon!

Dandelion Bud said...

Silver rose, I can't imagine why SI joint pain would have you on bedrest unless you were completely incapable of walking. SI joint pain is unfortunately a normal part of pregnancy, although I suspect, like my back problems, having a prior injury might make it a bit worse, or act up sooner.

I have multiple disc issues, bursitis in both hips, narrowing of the foramen where the sciatic nerves originate and that is from before pregnancy. The SI joint pain is new - and a whole lot of fun.

Thanks for thinking of my friend's twins!


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