…this is our last baby. Have I mentioned that? We are definitely done after this baby.
My body does not like being pregnant. Not only is the morning (all-day) sickness much worse this time around, but I’m having some other symptoms crop up that are not good.
I’ve mentioned how my 10 pounder, Joshua, did a number on my stomach. My ab muscles separated so badly, that even with a year’s recovery time, they are still a good 3-4 inches apart. I can’t do sit-ups or Pilates that I used to love doing, without some pretty painful burning.
I noticed something else a few months back. I have a slight umbilical hernia too. Just wonderful. It was slight though, so I didn’t think too much of it.
Fast forward to now – I’m about 11 weeks along now and I noticed the hernia is already popping out more. When I press on it, it’s a little painful. If it stays like this, it won’t be a big deal, but I am afraid of it getting worse. I mean, I’m barely showing now – what on earth will happen as I get farther along?! I can’t imagine it not getting worse, you know? I truly hope I’m wrong, but I’m not feeling very optimistic.
I don’t think any doctor will want to fix it while I’m pregnant, as that would probably be a little risky – and I don’t think I’d be comfortable with that either. But hernias can get really painful as they get bigger.
Oh please, dear Lord, I hope not! I have 3 other kids to chase after and a 1 year old who’s not walking yet, that I have to lift!
I have a doctor appointment on Wednesday and I’ll ask her then, but I don’t think there’s anything she can do.
So yes, I definitely think it’s a good thing we’re stopping after this little one. I think my body is just about done.