Thursday, January 29, 2009

Where are my Stretchies?

Ping. Did you hear that? It was my spine.
Today, Christopher would not sleep, actually he did for about 15 minutes, then the phone woke up, and he was crying. I think he was having gas pain, because a couple good toots and some mylicon helped immensely, but he was so fussy, that he wanted me to curl up with him. So I did. I lay down on his mattress with him at naptime, and held his hand, and patted his back every time he called out Mommy. I couldn't Get much closer to him, but he still kept calling out and reaching for me. It was reminiscent of the days when he was constipated, but he was putting out fine earlier today. Anyway, sleeping on a mattress on the floor, and I use the term sleeping loosely, was apparently Not what my spine needed. When my bladder couldn't take it anymore, I got up, and the painlight was flashing. So not cool. I made it to the fridge for Chris's cocoa, and to the couch where I didn't have to move much beyong trying to cuddle a still fussy fusspot. Luckily, it was 5 o'clock, (Chris didn't want to go to sleep, my guess is we were sleeping on the floor an hour and some change, the clock read 3:35 last time I saw it), and I called Eric to get tell him what was up, and he had already left, and was on his way home. Thank goodness.
However, Eric couldn't stay, places to go and all that, so Chris spent the evening watching TV because Mommy didn't have the energy to play. The pain isn't so bad as long as I'm not moving, or not transitioning from seated to standing, or getting up off the floor. This evening, would have been a good one to take the good drugs and go to sleep, you know, the ones I can't take because I'm pregnant. I suppose I could have called the chiropractor too, but there was familial drama and I haven't gone back this year. I should find a new one. Anyone know any TRUSTWORTHY Chiropractors in Brownsburg? But no. I'm just going to sit, suffer, and blog to you all about it. :)
I didn't even have the energy to bathe a boy. We bathe him every day, to keep happy bottoms happy. And bathtime is normally Daddy time, but I sub in when possible. Tonight...not so much. But I figure, better one day off than having to make Eric stay home all day tomorrow because I really did such a number on my back I can't be trusted alone with the boy. That's happened before too.
But I'm going to be seriously peeved if I don't feel better tomorrow evening. We've got Butler Tickets. We actually spent real money to go....with our church! Bit o'trivia, Gordon Hayward, fabulous freshman starter of our Butler Bulldogs is from Brownsburg, and attends our church. SO, the church is doing a Fellowship event to go cheer him on. I don't know how many of us there will be, but it will be a decent size group. And it will be fun. But not if I'm in miserable back pain, and either can't even attend, or am just plain miserable. I gotta be able to cheer on my Bulldogs!

The thing that really Frosts My Cookies is that aren't I supposed to be in that Happy Third Trimester Place where the stretchy hormones loosen up all my joints, and it's all good. Where are my loose joints? Where are my stretchy hormones?
Though perhaps there is no such place as Happy Third Trimester Place.


SuperSillyAunt said...

Well, I've never heard of a happy third trimester...but that doesn't mean they don't exist. I just know neither of mine were happy in the least ;o) Especially the second time around, ugh!

Cathy said...

You're right. There's no such place. My mind must be entirely pickled by pregnancy hormones, and blinded to the memories from first time around by the beauty of babies.

Unknown said...

I hope that your back gets to feeling better soon. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help...including picking Chris up for a play date so that you can rest.

Andrea said...

LOL, I'm pretty sure they call the second trimester the "honeymoon" trimester, not the third. I've never heard a nice name for the third trimester. ;)

Sorry about your back. I'm actually having a little bit of the opposite issue. I asked my doctor why I felt so much more low pressure this time and he said everything has always been stretched once so the muscles aren't as tight and that, combined with the "stretchies" (I like that name), is where the discomfort is coming from. I'm sure you'd rather have a little low discomfort then extreme back pain but seems like you might be darned if you do, darned if you don't...

On the bright side, I believe my baby has dropped and I can now bend over and touch my toes again! Yay for tying shoes! :)

Cathy said...

Yeah. My hips are loose and popping out periodically, and I can deal with that pain, it's the agonizing stuff that I used to have before that I have no tolerance for. There should be all kinds of old pain, it should be "all new cheap moves."

Suellen said...

Back Pain Blows! I know I am at work and all, but on Wed and Fri I am to Amy's by 3pm so if you need some help a little earlier than Eric can get home, give me a holla. The baby will be here soon and then you can take GOOD drugs! (Hopefully, some of this will go away though!)