Shortly after Gabby was born I started having trouble with sciatica. It was debilitating for quite awhile. Eventually, I was able to get past the pain. I've had a few issues with it since then, but they have been minor. This past week I over did--I did my typical Friday vacuuming and bathroom cleaning, and then I scrubbed and waxed the wood floors on Saturday. By Sunday, I was having trouble getting into and out of chairs and even walking.
I was afraid that I was in for a long painful end of this pregnancy, not to mention trying to figure out how to get through labor when you can't sit, stand, or walk comfortably even without contractions. I had noticed that the pain was much worse when I bent or twisted, so Monday as I went about my day, when I came to anything that required bending I asked the munchkins to help. They handed me the plates from the dish washer, put the dry laundry into a basket for me, picked up the items from the lowest shelves at the store, and helped haul the groceries up the stairs into the house.
I adore babies and can't wait to hold a little bitty in my arms again, but I am thankful for my big helpers too. The help they gave let my body heal and now I feel much better.
An Unusual Field Trip
7 months ago