Sunday 13 February 2005

even my hair hurts

Oh, the joys of the final weeks before birth. I now can't stand up for more than a few minutes at a time because my poor feet are so swollen and the pressure of being upright is very uncomfortable, and because my back gives out in protest. Now that the baby has moved into my pelvis, I get sharp pains in the front whenever I get up. The middle of my back hurts, and I can only assume this is from my expanding ribs. I have been waking up in the middle of the night with pains in my back and front (it's like having a backache and period pains at the same time wheeee), and when I roll over to change sides, I can literally feel the weight of Pip and everything else come crashing down with a painful thud towards my back. I tried putting a small pillow under my bump, but it just made me feel more uncomfortable. I popped some paracetamol (Tylenol) last night and managed to get some sleep eventually. It's like the aftermath of a strenuous workout at the gym, but with bad heartburn and needing to pee every ten minutes.

The thing is, I'm as uncomfortable as hell but still feeling moderately happy. So this is good. On the other hand, I'm a bit frightened to think that this discomfort could potentially last up to another three weeks, by which time, I will be the unhappiest of bunnies. Must stock up on more ice cream, just in case.

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