Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Second Time Around

I am now 24 weeks pregnant and I feel like I am 36 weeks along. Things that didn't bother me until well into my third trimester are now showing up with a vengeance and this time around I don't have the luxury of nap time, or the chiropractor.

The biggest concern I have is my back. I dealt with it the first time around, and was super relieved when after the Lady made her way into the world, the pain went away. Even though it was bad, I was still able to take walks and be as active as I could. Now, I feel like some sort of old arthritic woman who needs to plug into a heating blanket in the morning just to get out of bed. I am trying not to complain but it effing hurts and it isn't muscle pain that can be soothed by a back rub or some Doans. This is like compressed vertebrae in my tail bone which is crushing in on each other and crushing my will to walk.

My next pressing concern is the fact that is feels like my vag is bruised. I was only able to articulate this feeling to a fellow friend who has three kids. She was then able to express it as the bruised vag. It just feels like you got kicked with a steel-toe boot and the residual pain just lingers day in and day out. I know I paint a pretty picture here, but this is the reality of round two.

I am really trying not to complain because, I am grateful that I am pregnant and that I am having another kid. I know there are thousands of women out there who would love to be in my position. I am just saying that my effing back hurts and my vag feels bruised. Yikes.


  1. Bruised vag? Wasn't that your brothers nickname in college?

  2. Yes. That and he also answered to "aggrivated anal cleft"