I’ve reached a milestone in this pregnancy. I am no longer comfortable, anywhere, at any time. Is there anyone out there who was ever excited by this moment in time? I doubt it. Doctors have tried to sugar the issue, saying things like “your baby is growing and it’s healthy!” At this point, I can’t say that I care too much about that. I’m going to assume for the duration that unless told otherwise, things are progressing as they should. And I think a fetus is remarkably hardy, considering, so my exercising or lifting a box of books is unlikely to alter that. Therefore, I am not going to be excited by the fact that my body is doing its job. I am going to be annoyed by the fact it has betrayed me in favor of a fetus.
For over 2 weeks I’ve had pain in my hip such that I can barely walk. Fortunately, my work schedule has involved some late days and a 4 day work-week – an extra day of rest is something I really appreciate. But even with the extra rest, I still have the pain every day, any time I move the joint, sit on it (unavoidable) or walk. It got bad enough that yesterday I called the doctor and left a message describing it and what I’ve done, wanting to know if I could put this off until my appointment next Tuesday. I got a call back within an hour, and they bumped my appointment up to Friday. We’ll see what happens then. I hope something that fixes it.