Wow. That's like. 4 months.
Each week is a celebration - so really happy to be here, and always thankful.
Yesterday was our midwife orientation meeting. It went well, we knew what we were in for and had some of our questions answered off the bat. I'm thankful that in case of emergency, we would be also attended to by an OB so really, I feel like we're getting the best of both worlds. Emotional support and guidance from the midwife team, and if needed in the nth hour, an OB to ensure Sprout comes into the world safely.
Nothing much too new this week except the fact that on Sunday, I could barely walk. You see, I had enlisted the help of my dear sister to come over and help me fix up the front garden area - and get it all spruced up and planted for the summer. I thought I was doing 'light' work: pulling up weeds, trimming the hedges, planting a few flowers --- but lo and behold, 4 hours later, I was exhausted.
We washed up and ate pizza while watching the LOST season finale (!) and I get up to go to the washroom and BAM! sciatic nerve gone mad. I spent the rest of the night watching the finale on the living room floor, as it was the only way I felt comfortable that didn't make me want to scream in pain. I needed DH and my sis to help me get up and down the stairs as everytime I placed weight on my left - a shooting pain up my butt to my back would act up. Let me tell ya - it was NOT a fun time.
I now know my limits and now understand this pestering side effect of pregnancy - I didn't think I would experience it so soon but likely it's also because I have not done a lot of regular exercise (who are we kidding here, I don't have a routine anymore) so my back muscles are not as strong as they used to be. Big wake up call - I never want to experience that pain again but it comes and goes so any ideas/stretches that you suggest - I'm open to!