Big with child

No, no pictures of me. Just trust me, I’m huge. And I have to make it to mid-January. Oof I say!

I have nightly heartburn (I always do) and the typical body stresses, but this time my pubic symphysis has completely separated. Yes, it’s just as painful as it sounds to have a 1cm gap in a part of your body you tend to think of as one solid bone. Here’s a great page about it: Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. I’ve had it with every pregnancy and it’s gotten worse each time, finally making it into the ‘excruciating’ category. Sigh.

Other than that I have no complaints and am happy to report a completely uneventful pregnancy. Most of the Old Babies are very excited about the New Baby, each in their own way. Trixie seems clueless, but Bede sometimes says “Baby” when he hugs my tummy. It was real to him once the baby kicked him in the ear!

Let’s see, what else. I’m reading a book about hypnotic birth, which I’ll be using this time. Never done that before. For baby preparations we’ll need a new car (bit of a sticky wicket there) because we’ve outgrown the 7 seater. You know you have a big family when you think of the Plymouth Voyager as “small.” I’ve knit the new person several soakers and a blanket, which I will photograph soon. Tres cute.

Reckon that’s it for now.

7 thoughts on “Big with child

  1. Hey, I’m going to be trying my hand at making a nighgown for my new little one soon. If it turns out well, would you like one? It would be the same green as Lilith’s dress.

  2. Oy Fee – I feel your pain. Literally. My symphasis pubis problems have lead to me having a problem with my sacral iliac joint and then developing bursitis in my right hip. I’m NOT huge and have to make it to the end of April like this…

  3. Oh, and many of my friends with large families get used 12 or 15 passenger vans from Enterprise Rent-a-Car. They sell them off without a ton of mileage and they are well maintained (and a bargain to boot).

  4. Yeah, that was embarrassing for us…shopping for the nine-seater. Even more so when purchasing an extra bench for the back because we ran out of room in the aforementioned nine-seater.

    And..I feel your pain.

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