The past few weeks have been really difficult. Nausea is raising its ugly head again, I wake up every morning with a bad headache and I cannot sleep. To top this off I have started with incredibly bad pain.
Half term week. We started the week with a trip to London, on the train I started feeling discomfort in bump but put it down to sitting still for too long. We had a great time in London as a family but upon leaving the train on our way home I ended up in immense pain and unable to walk. Coming down the platform steps my hips locked and had a shooting pain across bump. It really took my breath away and I was unable to walk.
The week continued much the same. I did my best with the girls taking them places but I was in a lot of pain. It comes on suddenly and really takes me by surprise. The pain happens when I sneeze too, try to left anything [even a bowl of cereal] and is worse when I walk downstairs. By the end of the week I was in so much pain I made an emergency trip to see the midwife. The midwife referred me to physio, and a managed to get an appointment within 2 weeks.
With the girls back at school I was under strict instructions from the midwife to rest, and so I did. I was advised not to lift anything. This is really difficult for me because I want to be active. I am struggling to not do things and am feeling really frustrated. As a person who is very active and busy and likes their independence, to not be able to do things is a huge shock and has left me feeling really low. Unfortunately if I don't take the advice then it could become permanent, which I obviously don't want so am having to look at it as just a short moment in time.
The girls have become a lot more interested in Thing 3 as well. Each morning they place their hands on bump to see if they can feel Thing 3 move. Every night they come and give Thing 3 a kiss and a cuddle.
I ended my 22nd week of pregnancy with watching WWE live, and meeting some of the wrestlers who all congratulated Thing 3. Thing 3 seemed to enjoy themselves too and had some wiggling during some of the wrestlers theme tunes!
I am looking forward to seeing the physio in Week 23 and hoping to get to the bottom of this pain.
Cravings - Carbs. This baby just wants carbs all the time particularly prawn cocktail crisps
Longest run this week - 5K
Clothes - Started wearing maternity trousers at 20weeks
Movements - Some movements felt mainly at night
Anything to note - Pain when going down stairs, pain at night and waiting to see physio.