Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Pregnancy Update

I figure it is time to give another update.

I am now 30 weeks pregnant. I think that this pregnancy is going by much faster that either of my other two. Probably because I'm so busy!
So far, so good.
I'm finally starting to really show. I guess when strangers aren't afraid to ask "when is the baby due", you know that you actually look pregnant, and not just fat. ;)

My preggo belly at 30 weeks

Just a few complaints this time. A week ago I woke up with pain in my knee so bad that I could barely walk! I visited the chiropractor to see what he could tell me. I was told that the cartridge in my knee has deteriorated, possibly due to the pregnancy and changes in weight distribution and such. So now my knee-cap is out of alignment and it is bone on bone. NOT fun. He said that there is something that I can take to rebuild the cartridge, but he wouldn't recommend it while I'm pregnant. Great. He did show me how to properly wrap it with an ace bandage to provide support - and that helps a bit. He also showed me some exercises to try to strengthen the muscle and move the knee-cap back into place. But, otherwise I'll just have to deal with it until after the baby comes.
It has gotten a bit better. At least I can walk without limping, most of the time. But it's still pretty painful.
In addition to that, my ankles are starting to get swollen. They aren't as huge (yet) as they were when I was expecting Zander, but it's still no fun.

The baby is still very active and likes to make her presence known. I'm looking forward to the day when I get to meet this new little person face to face!

3 comments:

Caranna said...

h no! Layney I'm sorry! That sounds so painful! I hope it gets better (with all your wrapping and exercising!) That's just aweful!
I love you sis, and am glad to hear that your baby is growing and active.

THE O'NEILL FAMILY said...

Your pregnancy seems to be going fast to me too!! I am glad that your knee is feeling at least a little bit better. No fun! Get some rest and put your feet up. :) (yah, I know, easier said than done!!)

Kandice and Rob said...

Ohhh, I'm so sorry about your knee! Not what you need. I hope the ace bandages will make it bearable until you can have more done to it!