Monday, March 17, 2008

two weeks to go

And it couldn't come sooner. That's all I really have to say. Oh, except to report that my hip (and lower back and, now, adjacent knee) are feeling worse than ever, thank you very much. At this point, I'm lucky if I can carry Daniel down the hall without twisting my hip in a way that yields a stabbing pain. ("Mommy hurt," he says sympathetically when I yelp.) I can lift him up fine in a standing position, but walking is the tricky part. (I'm embarrassed to admit this, but we actually went to Walgreen's two weekends ago and bought me a cane. Don't laugh; it helps.) And sleeping is getting pretty challenging, too. I got a short, directed massage last week at my chiropractor's office; it was blissful, and I plan to repeat it again weekly until the baby is born. My half-hour slice of heaven.

P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Ahuva Batya said...

Poor Em! Hang in there, you can do it. You are strong, but I'm sorry you are in so much pain.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, Em! You are in the homestretch!

Know that we're all rooting you on and praying for you.


Elizabeth in Mississippi said...


You know I wish I could come up there & just take care of you guys. I'd do everything EXCEPT dirty nappies.

I'm sending you powerful energy & saying prayers for easier days until LD2 greets the world.

Love you, mean it

kristine said...

I wish you felt better. That has got to be just tough. Soon...soon..soon. He will be here and hopefully you will no longer be in pain.

Jamie said...

Hi Emilie -
It's been a while! I thought I'd send you some good vibes for health and humor. I'm excited to hear you're in the home stretch. I'll be watching for an announcement in the near future!
Jamie Proulx

Anonymous said...

Oh Em, I'm sorry you're in so much pain.

The best thing about the chiropractor's massage is that it's free! (That is, insurance pays.)

About the cane, Isabella Rousilinni (sp?) had one in Immortal Beloved (starring Gary Oldman), and she looked hot!

- Susanne

Roxy said...

Hang in there Em!!! You are almost there!!!

Barbara said...

Why are you embarrassed about a cane, you idiot? Remember the summer I had to wear a neck brace for three months? Just be glad you found something that helps!