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Last Week Was Crazy
Do you ever sit down and just think – what the heck just happened? Here’s the mess I got myself into last weekend, leading into last week. I solo drove myself the 6 hours to Cleveland last weekend to see my parents and some dear friends. Dan had to stay back in Chicago to prepare for a trial. Normally I would be able to do it easily, but at 24 weeks pregnant, the baby is growing pretty quickly and my ribs are stretching to accommodate her. Let’s just say that sitting for 6 hours is really uncomfortable in that situation!
By the end of the weekend, my poor ribs were on fire, so I emailed my OBGYN about my symptoms. Meanwhile, mom insisted on driving me and Baby Glam back to Chicago. I’m really happy she did, because I was able to recline my seat a lot and it was much more comfortable. And I got to spend extra time with my mom!
On the car ride back, my doctor called and strongly recommended that I get to the emergency room ASAP to have my ribs evaluated. She was worried about the numbness I was feeling in my back. I thought – maybe I’m overreacting? Is the pain really that bad? I just didn’t want to go to the ER to hear bad news. But a part of me kind of wanted to go so we could rule out anything serious happening with baby glam. Sooo we scooped up Dan and headed to Northwestern Women’s Health Triage. Here’s the Instagram story I posted in my chic hospital gown:
We’re Doing Okay
Thank goodness, nothing serious is wrong. Sitting down for too long squishes the baby and makes my ribs hurt – totally normal. I started physical therapy last week, and it feels good to be doing something productive to try and feel better, rather than just doing nothing. I actually cried in one of my sessions, and I think it was just an outburst from accumulated frustration, pain, and pregnancy hormones.
I hardly ever cry (even from really sad movies and when relatives pass away) because I’m not typically very emotional, but this is one of the biggest things I’ve ever done in my life. So many changes happen, and so quickly. I’m doing better, but pregnancy isn’t all cute bump pics, sunshine and rainbows. I want to share the full experience, rather than just the good stuff. Having a healthy little Baby Glam in August will make it all worth it. And what I’m learning from this experience is women are strong as all heck!
Happy Birthday Ada!
It was my blogger friend Ada’s birthday this week, so we all celebrated by wearing her favorite colors, red, pink, and coral! I wore this gorgeous Chicwish dress a non-maternity find! It reminds of of the sunshine and rainbows that I was talking about earlier. The bright colors are the beautiful parts of motherhood, while the dark blue at the bottom is the small bit of pain that fades away. Aside from that, I like finding non-maternity clothing styles that will work for a bump, and sizing up when I can. That way I can wear the clothes after baby, too! Check out my favorite places to shop for cute maternity clothing here.
Check out Ada’s blog to see all our celebratory looks! You can also join her birthday linkup!