27 Weeks

Sure, I may be hitting the 28-week mark tomorrow, but it’s never too late for an update, huh?

I reached 27 weeks last Wednesday and woke up to Braxton Hicks contractions. Of course, I had no idea what was going on at first except for the fact that I was having horrible menstrual-type cramps that lasted for about a minute or so and then subsided. It went on for a couple of hours, and I thought they were BH, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure. Later in the day, the nurse at my OB’s office confirmed that I had been correct. It was kind of neat to experience and to realize I’m at that point in this pregnancy, but at the same time they sure weren’t a lot of fun!

At my appointment last Friday, my doctor said that the horrendous pain I have 24/7 is severe round ligament pain, which she said some women get to experience. Lucky me! She was going to prescribe a muscle relaxer to see if that would help alleviate the pain a little, but unfortunately they all counter-react with penicillin and, since I have had an allergy to a drug in the penicillin family in the past, they won’t give me anything that could cause another allergic reaction.

Sigh. So I guess I just deal with it. Twelve weeks just seems like an awfully long time to not be able to walk or lay or do anything really without feeling like I’m going to die. It’ll be worth it, though. I just wish this pregnancy was a little easier!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Jess says:

    Ugh. I’m so sorry that you have to deal with this and that you can’t even take medication to help. But I think you are absolutely right that as soon as you have your baby in your arms all this stuff will just be a faint memory. And so, so worth it.

    Still, here’s hoping that you see some improvements soon!

  2. Amber says:

    That stinks. Hope it’s not too painful. 28 weeks…wow! Time is going quickly (at least for me).

  3. Barbara says:

    Sorry, Lucy didn’t want to cooperate…but at least you get to have a redo!

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