|Lovin' the maxi skirts. Like yoga pants, but much nicer looking.|
I like to think I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but this pain has me limping when I walk. Running is completely out of the question, and getting my day-to-day tasks done requires a lot of stretching, icing, and deep breathing. I am working with the chiropractor to stretch and strengthen my core, hips, glutes, and ITB which could possibly help. Key words could possibly. A lot of the stuff I've read online have assured me that I should feel relief within 3 months of giving birth. (Isn't that great to know? In less than 7 months, I might have some relief. Ha.)
I'm trying to stay positive, but it's kinda hard. I tried explaining to my Business Man... "Imagine taking away your absolute favorite activity - watching TV. For the next several months. Not just take it away, but imagine great pain anytime you attempt to watch TV. And then also take away your main source of stress relief." Not sure he understood, but maybe a little? I have been getting in the pool a bit which feels really good... maybe Poppyseed will be the next Michael Phelps.
Poppyseed's size: Supposedly the size of a mango... which I'm pretty sure is smaller than a papaya, which was last week's size. I think whoever came up with these fruit & veggie comparisons was enjoying a few adult beverages when they got to weeks 22-23.
Sleep: It's alright... my SI pain is the worst when rolling over in bed, so I wake myself up often when I move around.
Movement: Oh yea! Feeling it multiple times a day... definitely my favorite part of pregnancy so far.
Running: One run at 3.1 miles. Ha. And one 2000m swim. Definitely feeling lazy in that department.
Cravings: My appetite has been all out of whack. I don't know if it's the reduction in activity/exercise, stress, or what, but I haven't really been too hungry. Though the chocolate sprinkle donut I had for breakfast on Sunday was pretty freakin' awesome.
Looking forward to: Some pain relief? Maybe in 5 months or so? Haha.