I was going to write a new Move Monday post last night, but instead my blog decided to go down (apparently I needed to update my server space) and I decided to whine about my pregnancy woes and paranoia. Aren’t you lucky??
I can tell the baby is definitely getting bigger. S/he is making it known that it’s running out of room as it drags its foot, knee, elbow, or who know what body part against my belly. It was cute 4 weeks ago. Now it’s just one big OUCH! My biggest complaint though is where the baby is currently sitting. Now, my back is still feeling good (usually I’m miserable at this point!), but you know what’s NOT feeling awesome? My right hip. My poor, poor hip.
I’m almost 30 weeks pregnant (wow!) and usually around this time the baby starts moving into place for it’s “final destination.” Now, I’m not rushing that trip. I’m perfectly OK waiting another 10 weeks for it to happen, but what I’m not super excited about it that the baby has decided to log its head into my right hip. Basically the baby is laying like this:
You see how my belly is all weird and misshapen? If you can’t imagine where the baby is – it’s basically like this:
I found out the baby was laying in that position at my last ultrasound. It didn’t bother me then, but it’s amazing how much 2 weeks can make a difference because now there is an incredible amount of pressure on that side and it’s where I feel all of the baby’s hiccups. Do you know how weird it is to feel hiccups on your hip? (OK, not as weird as feeling them in your crotch, but still weird).
I’m fairly certain that neither B or L were in this position when I was pregnant with them – as least for a long period of time, so I’m not exactly sure WHAT to do about it. I’m going to ask my chiropractor on Wednesday if there’s anything he can suggest AND I’m going to book a prenatal massage with the hopes that they can coax this kid into the correct position.
I HAVE been having a lot less Braxton Hicks contractions this time around (and I haven’t had any issues with my sciatica) – so really I’m thinking I should shut my mouth. Although, I wonder if this oblique/hip position is why. While I can deal with the annoyance the pressure – my BIGGEST concern is that this baby will get too big and then he/she won’t be able to move. This is where the paranoia sets in.
I’m doing everything I can to try to get him or her to move: I sleep mostly on my left side (I’d rather sleep on my right), I’ve done weird stretches on my sides (that have made my husband look at me like I am a crazy person) , I do the cat stretch every night – rocking back and forth (as suggested), and I wear a support belt for as long as I can tolerate it (man alive that thing is annoying). But so far, no luck.
Has anyone else experienced this? And what the heck did you do about it? Should I just have faith that this kid is going to shift soon? TALK ME OFF THE LEDGE. What is so damn attractive about my right hip anyways??? Help!
PS – If you read this whole whiny post and looked at my belly you deserve a cookie… or a shot of tequila on me. (Pssst, go for the tequila)