I've finally hit a wall!
Hmm where do I begin? I still have horrendous heartburn, my feet no longer resemble feet because they are so swollen and by the end of the day they are so painful ... and when I have to do bathroom trips in the night (very frequently) it takes me a while to walk properly because the skin is stretched so tight that my ankles dont bend properly! And two late entrants to the race .... lower back pain and rampaging hormones!
I suffer from lower back pain anyway and to be honest I'm surprised that its taken until 34 weeks to really feel bad pain and I think that is mainly in part to the fact that I've been having McTimney Chiropractic treatment once every 3 weeks. Its a tiny minor adjustment caused by just flicking - or that's what it feels like - and because the ligaments/tendons, muscles are so much looser, that's all that's needed. So importantly it doesn't hurt.
However when you are carrying around over 9.5 lbs of baby (according to our most recent scan last week) even this treatment hasn't been effective.
Secondly, the hormones. This completely took me by surprise as I thought by the 3rd trimester all the hormones would have settled into their heightened state - however, they seem to have multiplied. Resulting in crying for no apparent reason, finding anything that my lovely husband says or does either incredibly irritating or upsetting, and don't get me started on watching television. We watched 'Ted - the movie' the other night. A lighthearted comedy about a teddy that came alive after a childhood wish and the comedy japes he and his owner (played by Mark Wahlberg) get up to now he's in his 30's. Anyway, poor Ted gets into bad hands and he ends up ripped to pieces and dies (obviously it has a happy ending) but during this part I was literally sobbing, uncontrollably!
So, all I can do is burn uplifting oils in my diffuser (my favourites are bergamot, neroli, and lime at the moment) ... I'm using lavender oil sprayed onto my pillow at night to help me at least to get to sleep which works a treat and take every day as it comes. The good news is that my tummy button amazingly is still an innie although its almost come to the surface! I still have no stretch marks which is unbelievable and I thank my Simply Pregnant Body Lotion every day for it.
I'll be amazed if we make it to c section date of end of July. I'm seeing the midwife tomorrow who will check my blood pressure which we have to keep a close eye on as my swollen feet could be an early indication of pre-eclampsia especially as they show sign of pitted oedema (swelling which when you press the skin, it leaves an indentation for a while rather than springing back).