I’m definitely feeling a bit of a shift in my physical state this week. Starting with a more rounded bump of course!
But also some lower back pain that flared after my 3.5 hour car ride to Baltimore. It’s on my right side, just above my hip bone. Could this be relaxin making its first appearance? Matt was sweet to get me a pre-natal massage last week and it was everything I needed from head to do. But it got me thinking about how with such extreme physical changes going on in a relatively short period of time I probably should make massages a regular occurrence. I’m also thinking of visiting Dr. Tate the chiropractor. I’ve listened to a few Pregtastic podcasts about chiropractic care during pregnancy and really do believe that having properly aligned hips and pelvis might help with labor. I want to see an acupuncturist too, but I’m not sure where to start with that one! There are so many physical and chemical changes going on that I feel like some alternative medicine would be beneficial.
When 3 Hours Turns To 6
Also during my car ride I was thinking about how different it would be if I had an infant in the back seat!! Some thoughts included:
- Multiple stops to nurse, therefore a much longer trip
- Cries that I couldn’t take car of while driving
- Diaper changes
- Another bag to pack
- Finding safe places to park and do these activities
Car trips are going to get a lot more complicated – at the very least with two people, but with one it sounds impossible. I realized during the trip that even if I was in the backseat with my baby I couldn’t take him/her out to breastfeed – because the baby must stay in the carseat! So the stops would be required either way.
I have noticed a small increase in energy this week, which is ironic because I’m also sleeping poorly! On Sunday I went on a nesting rampage. It might have been more related to our gorgeous spring weather than hormones, but I seemed to feel much like my old self again.
The nursery is now a blank slate and ready for decorating
We hung some art, but we’re now ready to start thinking about cribs, rugs and other pretty baby gear. I haven’t picked out anything yet, but I know I want a super modern clean lines crib in white or gray. Land Of Nod has one I love, but I just can’t see myself spending $900 on something that I can probably find for $150 elsewhere. But I love it with the yellow dot bedding!
But overall, I’m feeling much more like my old self!
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