Right around week 26, I started noticing some sciatic/hip pain that was so crippling I couldn't walk without limping. Literally every step I took would send shooting pain in my back/tailbone area and going up the stairs and holding the kids was brutal. I talked to a couple friends who had success with chiropractic care during their pregnancy so I decided to give it a shot. After our initial meeting, the chiropractor thought it was more hip, bone-on-bone, pain rather than sciatica. He said the discomfort was coming from where the hip bone attaches to the bottom of the spine - the S1 area. He put together a wellness plan combining adjustments, massage, and ultrasound therapy. I am about four weeks into treatment and I can definitely say I'm better than where I was when I started. My walk isn't 100% pain free, but I have much better range of motion and ease of moving around. I measure my success by baby steps...I can walk up the stairs without pulling myself up on the railing, I can (for the most part) lunge forward on my right foot during a workout without sharp pain, etc. The plan is to continue therapy all the way up until baby comes so I'm hoping I continue to see improvement in these final weeks!
|26 Weeks with all three babes!|
|Post workout 30 Weeks|
Everyone's first question besides "how are you feeling?" is always if we have a name yet. The answer is NOPE! =) Eric and I have always had different opinions on names. After we found out we were having another girl, we made a list of names we both liked...and well, that's about as far as we've gotten. I'm sure as we get a little closer we will talk more seriously about it, but for now we'll leave it be!
It's been fun to go back and read the third trimester updates from Ethan and Emerson. Even more fun to do side-by-side picture comparisons!
|28 Weeks with all three babes! No coincidence in color choice! =)|
|30 1/2 Weeks with Baby #2 and #3!|