Yesterday while walking Eric home from school I started getting this shooting pain down my back. I could barely get all the way home without crying out. I did cry when I lifted Lily into the car. I called my midwife and she had no appointments for the afternoon so I went in. Of course, I wasn't in labor. She says its most likely sciatica. There is nothing we can do about it. It will probably go away once I deliver. It hurts to walk up the stairs. It hurts to bend over. It just plain fucking hurts constantly. I've tried Tylenol, heating pad, really hot showers. I am scared to take a bath because I may not be able to get out. The heat relieves the pain for a while but once I move around it hurts again.
And I thought the walking would be good for me and bring the baby down into position for labor. No, it just caused me to suffer for the next two weeks. I thought I was uncomfortable before. I was so, so wrong. Things were great before compared to this.
The good news is that I have progressed since Thursday. I am now dilated to a 1 and the baby is at -2 station. She said my cervix was thin but gave me no percentages that other pregnant ladies seem to get.
I'm just going to rest as much as I can. Which really isn't much when you have two kids. Heh. I cannot wait to have the baby. I just want to no longer be in pain.