Nathan made another sleek little comparison photo of how things have changed since weeks 14 and 21. Last time he did this I thought it was amusing, probably because back at week 21 I was still able to walk and tie my shoes like a normal person. This time I sort of didn’t want to look, and couldn’t help but dread the changes (challenges?) the remaining weeks will bring.
I really hate to complain about the pregnancy. I know how lucky I am. I know a lot of people go through much worse shit both trying to get and being pregnant.
But please tell me I’m not the only one who just wants to sit down and whine sometimes “It’s not faiiiirrrrrrr” that women have to deal with all this for well over a year when you include recovery and breastfeeding challenges? And the men have to do mostly nothing? (Except “put up with the women”, as I’ve heard over and over from men trying to be clever).
Other Week 28 thoughts:
-Tylenol works miracles for an aching SI Joint. I’ve never been much for over the counter pain meds, ibuprofren, midol, etc., never seemed to do anything for me. But I took tylenol this week, per advice from my midwife, and half hour later I could walk and almost not feel the ache in my butt. She said to take it regularly for 4-5 days and see if that gives the muscles a chance to relax on their own…so we’ll see…
-Water aerobics does nothing for an aching SI Joint. It only makes you feel really wrinkly because you haven’t been in a pool for that long since you were like, 12 years old. And also, LA Fitness puts so much chlorine in their water it makes you feel like you’re gonna be sick and you have to leave the class after less than half an hour.
-Is getting a doula worth it? I went into this thinking we’d definitely hire one. I want someone there completely devoted to me who knows all about what to do during labor… but I just got a recommendation for one who costs $675. Yikes. I didn’t think they were that much. Then again, this is sort of a uhhhmmm, pretty important event.
We’re going to a class next week “All About Doulas” so maybe that’ll give us some more insight. Until then, advice is always appreciated!