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!