HEY! Thanks for keeping up with me! I've been blogging an awful lot, but I've had a lot to say the past few weeks! I hope everyone is enjoying the gift pictures! I'm trying to keep up with them as more stuff arrives. WHAT GREAT FUN! Thank you everyone who has participated!
The back pain that plagued me around the middle of my pregnancy, then seemed to disappear, well, it's back....and it's worse. So, my midwife sent me to physical therapy. I had my evaluation this morning. It went pretty well. Good news is that my abs are not spreading in the center very much! This is good because: one-it keeps my belly looking round and cute. Two-my muscle are more intact for pushing the baby out. Three-It will be faster and easier to get back in shape after delivery! So, it's good news that that's not causing my problems. However, my spine is curving in MUCH more than normal and the weight of my belly is making it worse. This is causing other muscles to compensate and become sore, which makes other parts sore too. PHEW....that was a bunch of info! Anyway, I begin pool therapy sessions on Tuesday. I will go twice a week until delivery and have other excercises to work on at home in between. I'm not looking forward to the drive to Portsmouth twice a week right at peak "tunnel traffic" time, but I'm sure it will help and, hey, I'll get a lot more use out of my maternity bathing suit! ;)
So, in all the mess of boxes showing up on a daily basis for the past 2 weeks, Frank and Ralphy have realized that some stores use too much packaging and it upsets them greatly. Wal-Mart will send 1 item in a box 5 times it's size and stuff it with paper or those airbag things. So, in the spirit of saving trees and other innocent wildlife, my dogs have taken it upon themselves to let Wal-Mart know just how much they disapprove. They sit in the boxes to keep us from taking them to the dumpster and Frank even gets physical with some Wal-Mart packaging. Here are their protests:
(the second one is a video. So, again, if you can't see it, click on it and you will be re-directed)
Also, I realized that I haven't posted new belly shots for a while, so here's one from Wednesday at 35 weeks!
P.S. Besides swaddling, Noah has also learned to change diapers! (Poor Frank)