Friday, June 10, 2005

24 weeks, 5 days

I haven't blogged in awhile. Things are going smoothly, so I guess there isn't much to report.

I feel like my weight gain is starting to slow down. I got big so fast, now I feel it's really stabilizing...Thank goodness. I haven't stepped on the scale in awhile, but last time I checked I was up about 15-18 lbs. Yikes!

I did have an issue start with my back again. It wasn't the same pain as before, it was much much worse. It started last week, where I felt a nerve pain from mid-back to mid-hamstring. By the end of the weekend I was struggling and Monday I was having a hard time walking. My trainers husband is a chiropractor and agreed to see me at his house Monday night. Since getting adjusted I feel much better...still sore just not the annoying nerve pain.

I've decided to make adjustments a regular thing for the rest of the pregnancy. My trainer, who obviously was well adjusted, attributes her "easy" (never easy, just not a complicated labor) 4 hour home deliveries to adjustments and working out. Now, I don't know how true that is...I mean, she could just have fast labors, but I'm still willing to give it a shot. Not just for the sake of labor, but because its better for me.

I also plan to have Kai adjusted soon after he is delivered. Don't worry, its not adjusted like they do adults, its merely "nudging" things in line so that the muscle develop properly around the spine. I've heard from multiple parents how good it is for the baby. I mean, its no wonder, how would you feel after traveling down the birth canal!?!

I've never really "believed" in chiropractors. I've always felt like it was too much of a sales pitch to be medicine. And if its SO important, then why are insurance companies so hesitant to pay for it?? I dunno...just doesn't make much sense.

The next few weeks are very busy. We have several weddings and showers and other various parties to attend. I'm looking forward to having a lot to really helps pass the time. I feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever. I mean, the first 20 weeks seemed so time grows closer to the due date, I get more excited about "meeting" our baby and therefore time slows down. Ugh.

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