It's getting tough over here. All of my ligaments are stretching and loosening (as I suppose they should) causing sever discomfort mostly in the lower back/hip area. Lifting Ellie in and out of her carseat is actually painful (like sharp, stabbing pains....painful)! UGH! Thankfully, I only have 2 more shifts of work left! Those 12 hour days are hard to do these days and usually end in me limping to the car, literally limping!
Ellie has been fairly kind to me I must say. She understands that I have "owies on my back" and therefore can not hold her, however she seems to take advantage of the fact that I can't run over and physically stop her from doing things she's not supposed to do. Needless to say, she is learning how to respond to and obey verbal commands. This makes nap time and bed time extremely important as any amount of awake time over the tolerated amount results in defiance which equals LOTS of frustration for mom.
I do believe this discomfort is necessary however. Who in their right mind would happily welcome labor and child birth into their lives otherwise? Or in my case, who would gladly say, "yes, please cut me open while I am awake and rip through my abdominal muscles and pull this baby out!" but a horribly uncomfortable pregnant women? So now you know where I'm at, ready and willing to be ripped open even knowing the recovery I face.....bring it on!