Saturday was the same, but slightly more frequent. I also went to my first baby shower post Addison and it was good. It was for a very close friend and she is having a boy so I knew there would be no fluffy pink anything and there wasn't...except for the
That night we had family pumpkin carving extravaganza. I made my homemade corn chowder that I only make 2-3 times a year and we all carved pumpkins together (my parents, siblings and our significant others). My dad carved his pumpkin to say "Addi" and I have to say that was my favorite one. It was a really nice night and something we will have to do again next year.
Sunday morning I woke up and knew my back was getting worse. By 9 am I was on the couch trying not to move. Brian left for a football party and I thought things would be fine. From 9:30 to 10:30 I tried to get off the couch (tried being the operative word). At 10:30 I finally made it to the floor. I was trying to get to the shower because I thought the water would help my muscles relax. I decided at that point to call my sister. I thought someone should be there if something happened while I was in the shower. I didn't want Brian to miss out on his party because my back was being dumb.
It took me 8 minutes to crawl (on my hands and knees) to the bathroom that is less than 20 feet away. To add to the visual I can tell you that I put my phone in my bra (couldn't carry it) and I was wearing my pj's and robe the dogs were following me and thoroughly confused as to what was happening and why I was on the floor.
Once I made it to the bathroom I couldn't sit upright enough to turn on the light and couldn't get undressed although I did manage to get my robe off. So I got into the tub still on my hands and knees with my clothes on. Alisa showed up about 2 minutes later and turned the light on for me. She also laughed when she saw me in the tub...I laughed too it was seriously ridiculous. There are only a handful of people you want to see you when you are at your worst, she is one of them. She somehow managed to help my to my bed where I stayed for the rest of the day. I was on the verge of tears from the pain. The last thing I wanted was to go to the ER, but it was something I was considering. My head takes me to places so much worse...I was thinking back labor and that things were going very wrong, but as far as I know it is just a back thing.
Monday was better, I could stand and walk (while holding onto things). I dressed myself from the waste up and my sweet husband had to do the rest (talk about feeling useless...it's not fun to be unable to dress yourself). I made it to work and they took one look at me and told me to leave. There is no hiding this kind of pain.
I got to the chiropractor and my back was SO bad he was afraid to work on me. He said it was impressive that I made it from my car to his office and there was a chance adjusting me would actually make things worse (he knows I am pregnant and he knows about Addison) he is taking no chances. He referred me to a physical therapist, but I couldn't get in until Wednesday. He also had me buy a pregnancy support band and it does help a little.
Today I put my pants on by myself, but I still had to have Brian put my socks and shoes on...baby steps. Even though I was moving slightly better today I am still in a lot of pain and can't do anything quickly or bend down...if it gets dropped, it is staying on the floor. I was sent home again and am icing my back as often as possible.
I used the heating pad in the beginning, but I of course worry that I am cooking the baby and I refuse to take any kind of medication so ice it is. I haven't gotten the doppler yet, but I wish I did. I would like some reassurance that this baby is okay. I have been in contact with my doctor's nurse and my next appointment is Friday so that will be good, I hope.
So there are my ramblings. Now maybe my head will clear up enough to write a better post later...maybe.