Tuesday, August 12

like, totally hip

Well at 37 plus weeks pregnant (and counting!) I can officially say that I've said goodbye to my "tiny" baby belly. Thankfully I'm still holding steady as far as a gradual weight gain goes and am praising the Lord that swelling has been kept to a minimum. I can still wear my shoes this time around.

However.

Yesterday and today have been a completely new lesson in trusting God at all times. My left hip has been painful beyond belief, and despite two trips to the chiropractor, I still look rather like a crippled goose when I walk. A crippled goose who leans slightly right.

After alternating heat & ice today, and with the help of my wonderful WONDERFUL parents, I made it. Tonight, I've had a little relief. I'm hoping that tomorrow brings a loosy goosy attitude to my rebellious hip.

And, that, you know, the toddler is not of a mind to go running down the street like a wild little man. Because I couldn't catch him. I wonder if he suspects...

Maybe we'll stay inside tomorrow.

6 comments:

Alicia said...

what a bummer! praying the pain is manageable today.

Rosemary and Dale said...

Sure hope that your hip is MUCH improved today! Thank God for your folks being close by (AND on summer break from teaching!).
What is it now?...19 days (or so) to go? Labor and delivery may seem like a snap after this...(or not!) :)
Love, Aunt Rosemary

Tricia said...

So sorry about your hip! I struggle with that on and off, too... only I'm not 37 weeks pregnant!! Bless your heart! We'll be praying for you!

The Barkers said...

I know the feeling. My right hip gives me trouble periodically. It goes out and i also make a trip to the chiro. Its been fine for the last couple weeks. I know I'll face it again though before Miss Ivy comes!

The Gang's All Here! said...

Aaaaw, feel better soon!

Rachel said...

I made chiropractor trips once a week starting at 28 weeks (I think). It helped tremendously because I had one hip higher than the other. I've been there and empathize completely. I'll be praying for you to have a pain-free rest of your pregnancy. Not too much longer!