Sunday, October 24, 2010

back from a wonderful weekend

Happy Sunday Bloggers!
I am back safe and sound from a wonderful road trip to sunny South Carolina ...

Pictures of complements of my amazingly talented friend Gil ...

We had the best time ever. Shopped a lot. Ate a lot of yummy food. Laughed a lot.
Last night at dinner we laughed so hard that people were staring. I would say that is a sure sign of a good trip.

I have been friends with all of the ladies in the picture above for over 10 years. They're some of the biggest blessings in my life. There's lots to laugh about over dinner when you have memories from the age of 14. 
I cherish our trips together and look forward to the next time we hit the road together.

Thankfully, the little baby the size of a lime cooperated for the trip :)
For the most part I felt great. In the past week, I can tell that fatigue and nausea are fading. I still feel a little queasy every now and then, but it's becoming more spread out.

Last week E and I went to our 2nd OB appointment. 
The Dr. said that everything from the labs taken last time were perfect. 
We also heard the heartbeat again through the Doppler. The nurse said that it might take awhile to find the little beat since our babe is so small still. However, as I laid there with the jelly, I was still a nervous wreck until I heard the thumping. I know that it was only a couple of minutes, but it felt like I was laying there for eternity.

I have experienced one new pregnancy symptom this week ... leg pain. On wed and Thurs of last week I kept noticing that when I moved a certain way, the right side of my butt / hip hurt. On our way to SC I mentioned the weird pain that I was having, and my friend who just had a baby told me that it was probably my sciatic nerve. She informed me that the nerve can run from your lower back all the way to the bottom of your foot. 

Then ... I woke up the next morning and my entire right leg throbbed!! It hurt so so bad. When I first woke up I just thought "weird my leg hurts" ... then it was like a light bulb went off and I remembered the nerve. 

That afternoon we went to the outlets and I wished for a wheelchair to be pushed around in. Thankfully, I got some relief from the pain as I stepped into the doors of JCrew. Perfect timing! 

Since Friday, I haven't had the throbbing pain, but I still feel the pain on the side of my butt when I move a certain way.

I hope that as my uterus shifts, that the pain will not be constant. All in all, it's all worth it to know that my body is moving around all the stuff inside of me just like it's supposed to. 

That's about all of the pregnancy news for right now. I took a few bare belly photos at 5 weeks and 10 weeks. I will post them soon. I feel a little self-conscious about them, but I know that I will regret it if I don't post them on this blog/personal journal. 


jenna said...

i want to see all your pictures!!! put them somewhere?! :) i had a great weekend with you!

Kayla said...

awww Rachel congrats on the baby!!!! So happy for you and Eric!

Jade Cook said...

i had sciatic pain at about 20 weeks. try laying on the opposite side of the pain. and i used ice pack too. i was the same as you - i knew it was all worth it, but it was still pretty annoying!