Had my usual bi-weekly scan yesterday to check how the babies are doing. That’s the great part of a triplet pregnancy – every couple of weeks you get to check in and see how they are all doing. They are all exactly where a singleton would be at this stage and doing really well.
Unfortunately, I am now starting to feel the aches and pains of this pregnancy in a way I hadn’t considered! I had a very minor fall over the weekend while carrying my son. As a result, my pelvis is now acting up. Walking and sitting are not easy and the pain is leaving me very immobile. I know others have had pelvic issues in pregnancy but never crossed my mind what it actually meant. By Saturday evening I couldn’t walk – I was over at a friend’s house. When it was time to say goodbye I got up and the pain was horrific. It’s like you have been cut in two internally. Very sore and every step takes all will to get through. Got a bit of a fright as I had no idea how to get my son to bed (up a number of flights of stairs). Thankfully with a bit of assistance from a friend of mine, I was able to get him sorted. Carrying a little boy who weighs about 12kg is not easy anymore. As I am on my own this is a vulnerability that I need to address. It’s funny, I’m a very independent person and have a strong will but on this occasion I need to get help. My next step is to find someone to help at the weekends.
Seems my body is telling me to slow down. Doing the normal activity – park with son, food shop, errands etc are just too much. With only 10 weeks to go this isn’t the worst situation to be in. What would be way worse is if I do something that forces bed rest! Then I would be in serious trouble!
But today is a good day! I am blessed to have an incredibly supportive mother. My little boy isn’t sleeping too well at the moment (think its teeth). As a result I’m not sleeping at all! So off he went yesterday on a mini holiday with his Grandparents. Meanwhile, I got a great night’s sleep and have another night to look forward to. Sleep makes everything feel better!