I never seriously complain about pregnancy because frankly, I've been blessed with pretty low-key, non-eventful ones. Some aches and pains, yeah. I mean you're carrying a living, growing being so it's not going to be all butterflies and rainbows.
[Children are a blessing from the Lord and so is the ability to carry one/them. But no one is perfect and for my pregnancy comparisons I want to jot down a little of what I'm feeling right now]
Currently: I am 31 weeks today.
*My hips have been hurting SO BAD! It started a lot earlier this time around (not surprising) and eve Austin noticed that. I don't even have to do a lot of bending/crouching/walking for them to hurt. (Parker better not be a porker...my hips don't need to spread any more....)
*Ligament pain has been a lot more noticeable this time. At least from what I can remember. I've woken in the middle of the night a few times because I turned the wrong way or turned too quickly and got some sharp pains that made he have to sit up in bed for a few minutes. Ouch =/
*Rib pain!! Oh.my.word. I don't remember ever having this problem with Peyton. Maybe because she tended to stay cuddled up in there. Parker however, feels like he's trying to bust out of my ribs! And a few times it's felt like he's moved one out of place or something because my side would have a painful pulling/pinching sensation that would make it impossible to sleep or barely move during the day. Little boy must like to stretch.
*Sleep. Totally horrible. And I can't even blame it on my growing belly. Not being able to sleep well started almost from the very beginning. I toss and turn almost every night. I'll be really prepared for a waking newborn.
*One positive: I've had no leg cramps! I had them ALL.THE.TIME with Peyton.
All of these are normal, they are just more prominent this time around for sure. And while they aren't enjoyable in the least, they are tolerable. I just felt like complaining ;)
Less than NINE weeks until we meet Mr. Parker!!!!!