Sunday, November 16, 2008

Can I Complain a Little?

Our couch never used to be this uncomfortable. It must be me. No matter where I sit/lie or what position I'm in, I just can't get comfortable. My back is not happy. I've tried ice packs, taking baths, distracting myself with tv or a book. I can't focus on anything. The only true relief I'm finding is at night with my tyle.nol pm. And that only lasts for a couple hours.

I also have a very tender spot on my lower left abdomen. It is the spot that has hurt all along from round ligament pain. It is now tender to the touch and hurts with the slightest movement. Plus, Apple (I think) keeps kicking or hitting that spot from the inside and it is like a sharp jab from the inside.

I'm trying really hard to enjoy this time. The last weeks of having my babies inside me. I'm trying to enjoy the calm around me and be happy that I'm home. Really, I am. I'm just so damn uncomfortable. And the stupid bed rest exercises aren't doing anything to relieve the feeling that I just need to MOVE.

13 comments:

s.e. said...

I always thought I would appreciate the peace of bed rest. After I lived it (and for only 9 days), I gained a better appreciation for those who must endure it. I hope your pain lessens or your couch gets more comfy while you wait for Apple and Banana.

momofonefornow said...

That is such a bummer. I love to laze around but after a day and a half I get stir crazy. I can't imagine what weeks and weeks are like. How many weeks are left?

Rebecca said...

Ugh...I feel so bad for you! It's horrible to be on the couch and not be able to move...I was never officially put on bed rest by a doctor, but I was by my body! I couldn't do anything!!! Someone told me to remember this b/c it is the time that it's easiest to take care of your babies ;) This got me thinking...I tried to enjoy it too, but there was a lot of complaining. You'll make it!

Meg said...

I really think you should take a look at renting a recliner for a few weeks. Both twin mamas I know swear by one! They spent their last weeks in it and said it was a lifesaver.....

Hang in there. Hopefully you will find the comforts of your couch with twins at your side in a few weeks..but not too soon....but sooner than later....stay in babies!!!

Waiting Amy said...

Bed rest sucks honey. Wiggle those toes and do the best you can to stay entertained. And really while those last weeks might be nice, those first weeks are nicer (and mine were in the NICU, but I still think so).

Ms. J said...

Keep complaining honey, it's okay! Better to vent it out for a few minutes than keep it bottled up! We know that YOU know how important each extra day of baby-baking is, and would go through a thousand more aches and pains to help Apple and Banana stay put.

How about some photos of your current surroundings, since we were treated to hospital photos?!

Pink-CJ said...

I wish I could just lay home all day and not work. I am still coming into this office. Now only 3 times a week, but still! After Thanksgiving it will become 3 days from home. YAY!! My belly is shiny too!! Only see it mainly after I take showers!! It's funny! Did the Dr. tell you how much longer?

nancy said...

by the way - thanks for updating all the pictures I asked about on your other blog :) I cheated and showed tom (I think I told you I'd keep it to myself) because I think you are just so awesome looking!

I'm so sorry about being uncomfortable. I know how you feel, but i only felt that way in that last week when I was pregnant with Ella and Allison. You have so much longer to feel so uncomfortable. But then again, I don't think you are going to be pregnant for that much longer. I feel for you girl. I do!

Amanda said...

I'm not even on bedrest, so I can't imagine your discomfort. At 34 weeks I can't get comfortable regardless of place or position. I feel the guilt of not enjoying the pregnancy at the moment, though. I myself feel badly for wishing they'd come already (I justify this desire by knowing that my brother and I were born at 34 weeks 31 years ago and were fine except for being a little small), but I still feel it.

I hope you're able to feel better and that Apple quits kicking your tender spot.

Shinejil said...

I don't think I would be handling bed rest as half as gracefully as you seem to be. I think I'd be bitching and moaning till the cows came home.

So, uh, complain away! I do hope things get easier...

Shinejil said...

I don't think I would be handling bed rest as half as gracefully as you seem to be. I think I'd be bitching and moaning till the cows came home.

So, uh, complain away! I do hope things get easier...

PJ said...

Maybe our good friend Godiva could help a smidge? Or something like that... I know I said that in my last comment, but I do really feel like this is a time for indulgence and pampering.

Io said...

Ug, sorry your couch isn't cutting it. I hope it magically becomes more comfortable.