Thursday, October 29, 2009

So that's where waddling comes from...

I think I may have mentioned this weird pelvic pain I've been having for the last few weeks. As with most everything else, it continues to get worse and worse, to the point that I could hardly get out of bed this morning, or put on socks/shoes. It.is.seriously.painful. Walking from my car to work this morning was also a chore...and then I realized I was waddling...not b/c I've gained so much weight, or have such a big belly, but b/c I was in serious pain. It feels like someone took a baseball bat to my girlie parts. No joke.

Upon googling, I found this...

Pubic bone pain in pregnancy is also know as Pubic Symphysis Diastasis. This is where, usually in later pregnancy, the hormone relaxin causes the pelvis, particularly at the pubic bone, to loosen. In general, this is a good thing as it makes birth easier for mom and baby. However, sometimes the separation is exaggerated and can become quite pain for the mother at the end of pregnancy or in the early postpartum period.
While pregnant women have been known to waddle, the relaxin and loosening of the pelvic ligaments is the reason behind the waddle. When there is too much laxity there can be instability and pain. You may notice this pain when walking, standing or trying to move your legs apart like stepping into pants or the bath tub. Most of the pain is typically centered up front in the pubic bone area, above your mons pubis (below pubic hair).

In FUN news...I'm 35 weeks pregnant today:) Holy crap! Also 35 days to go until due date. Now that is a HUGE holy crap!

I'm definately starting to wear down. I feel more like I did in first tri...tired really easily and just a general blahness that I can't seem to shake. Of course, the rain in STL this October could be part of that. We set a record last week of most rainfall in STL history, and it has continued to rain almost constantly SINCE that record, so who knows where we'll be by the end of the month.

Things are getting close to being ready. The carseat is installed, baby clothes are washed. I need to make some shower returns that we ended up getting too many of, and need to purchase a few necesseties that we didn't get at our showers. Apparently people don't think a crib pad or changing pad are necessary before baby comes;) I'm certainly not complaining. People were SO generous to us!

I'm also thinking of starting a new blog for Sophia, mostly to keep friends/family updated with pics and such. I'd like to keep it in blogger, but I'm afraid that people may inadvertently come across this blog. For the most part, I don't care. But I also don't want some random co-worker (or family member!) to find this and be able to read up on the inner workings of my girlie parts.

I know I didn't post a pic last week at 34 weeks, so I'll do that when I get home, along with a pic from tonight. Here are a few from the shower, at 33.5 weeks.


Jen Wargo said...

You look great and you're almost there. I know the pubic pain you're talking about. It does make you waddle.

Fran said...

Sorry about the pubic pain! I'll be sorry to see this blog ending, but I understand you are moving on and it's the right thing to do. You know you have been my muse and I'll miss you. Much love, Fran

Jen said...

I'm just so excited for you! You look awesome and it's so close now. HUGS from one RE grad to another - the same one!