Friday, May 7, 2010

Save the Best for Last

May 7th, 2010

Pregnancy really saves the best for last. It’s in the last 3 weeks that the swelling really kicks in (I had to buy a new pair of sandals last week that are a full size bigger than my regular size). It’s in the last three weeks that the ligaments “relax” causing that lower back pain that makes you waddle like a duck, and apparently due to the pressure of the baby your chances of getting hemorrhoids also increase in the last 3 weeks. Guess what? Looks like I’m one of the lucky ones…

It sprung on me by sneak attack! When I got up for my 2am pee I noticed some discomfort and I knew. It wasn’t there when I went to bed, how it just appeared like that I have no idea. I lay back down and it was seriously throbbing. I kept saying to myself, “Just go to sleep, maybe when you wake up it will be gone.” No such luck. I have a golf ball between my butt cheeks and it is NOT comfortable. In fact I would say it’s downright painful! Remember when I promised honesty?! Well here it is. It’s at times like this that I kind of wish I never told my colleagues about this blog. They might look at me a bit differently today. Ah well… I have no shame.

Sitting sucks, but I don’t know if I can get one of those donut things… I mean that’s a whole new low. Maybe I do have some shame… Thank goodness it’s Friday, I’ll be spending the weekend lying on my side.


  1. My OB's receptionist recommended using Tucks pads. She suggested keeping them in the fridge and said to just tuck one up there and leave it for a little relief. I think you said you were having a c-section, but it also helps for postpartum swelling. Boy, it's lucky we love them so much because having a baby? Is hard on a body.

    As for the puff, my mother always recommends cranberry juice to help flush away extra fluids. She swears by it to reduce swelling on hot summer days and after salty meals. I seriously doubt it would cure the puff but it might give a little relief (maybe take a small amount of pressure off your perineum). If nothing else, it helps kill time in the last weeks of pregnancy.

    Good luck!

  2. All I have to say is this...I had the same unfortunate thing happen to me when I was pregnant the second time....Talk about embarassment when you have to ask your father for hemmorrhoid cream LMAO