it is never my intention to use this blog as a platform for pregnancy-related complaints. i have seen some of the women in my life battle with infertility and multiple miscarriages. trust me, i know how blessed i am. i am grateful EVERY SINGLE DAY for my ability to conceive, grow and sustain sylvie.
that said, i don't know how much longer i can deal with this rib pain. it is severe and lasts all day, everyday. i can barely move and often have to leave work or social gatherings (like our friend's cookout tonight) early. sometimes i just crumple up and cry because it hurts so badly and everyday it gets worse. does anyone who reads this have any suggestions for natural remedies to help with the pain? the only thing that works even a little is an ice pack, but i can't walk around with ice on my ribs 24/7. PLEASE. tell me what worked/works for you! if it helps, the pain is a very hot burning under both of my breasts. if i bend over or move certain ways it becomes a severely sharp stabbing on top of that. anyone? i would appreciate any wisdom or advice you can offer. thank you!
rib pain aside, we had a lovely 4th. the cookout was a lot of fun. our friend's wife is also pregnant (due 3 weeks after me) and our other friends have a 6 month old son. we had a great time talking about mommy issues and drinking tea. i'm excited to start our stay-at-home-moms/wives of painters club. i feel very lucky to have these ladies close by. they've been a wonderful support system for us. we've even talked about starting up a babysitting coop so we can each get a night off every now and then. we're all in the same boat in terms of dealing with new motherhood with very little money, away from our families. in short, these girls are awesome and i am so thankful to have them!
it is now officially past my bedtime. sleep well!
i leave for my hometown bright and early tomorrow morning! i can't even begin to tell everyone how excited i am. we have so much fun stuff planned including my parents' 40th anniversary party, our baby shower, my sister's birthday, lounging by the pool, and trivia night at my favorite bar (i'll have the root beer, thanks).
my posts will probably be short and infrequent over the next week. i apologize in advance for this, but life is for living. and i have a lot of living to fit into the next seven days.
i'm all done with my packing and ready for bed. it was a LOOOOONG day today! auggie had to go to the vet and he did his best to make the experience as unpleasant as possible. he's pooped. I'm pooped, and i have my alarm set for 6:45am, so i'm going to call it an early night! goodnight and a pleasant tomorrow!
we finally made the big announcement today and made the news of our pregnancy public. i'm so excited to be able to talk about it with family and friends. this is the beginning of amazing, wonderful things for our family. i'm just trying to take it all in and enjoy it. happy sunday, everyone.
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