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Pregnancy Journal: 27 Weeks But Why Does My Crotch Hurt?

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Pregnancy brain is getting me more and more which is made clear when I go to write my pregnancy journal update yet I forget to have a bump picture taken. I’m getting more vain about them too so if it’s bad lighting I won’t even ask Brian.

I’m pregnant, not fat!

Okay so it’s not vanity but some insecurity. I’m always struggling with the need to look pregnant and not just fat(ter) since I’m already a curvier woman, but now that I can’t see my feet (easily) I start getting self conscious.

It’s crazy since I’m not gaining weight, just size. But I do like a nice comment about my baby bump. It’s confusing, I know. If you ooh over the baby bump I’m happy, but if you question why I’m waddling and gained a few I cry as I curse you and your grandma out in my head.

Yeah for the third trimester!

One pregnancy app says I started the third trimester while my other one says it starts at 28 weeks. Whatever, I’m peeing more often and tired a lot. Sounds like the home stretch to me.

Goodness, hard to believe in less than three months I’ll have a newborn in my arms again that belongs to me. Now that my ultrasound earlier this week basically confirmed we are having a boy I want to actually start preparing for him.

Yes, looks like my IntelliGender Prediction Test Kit was right but the majority of old wives tales were wrong. Even my own intuition was wrong. Well, unless there was something weird coming out of her thigh…this baby is a BOY! This tech was much more confident and it was hard to deny what we saw on the screen.

So for preparation it feels weird. For Rissa we needed EVERYTHING. This one, not so much. He needs clothes mainly…but still, now I feel ready to go through the nursery and prepare it for both my kids. I have ideas but lack the energy to get much done. Doubt we will repaint since the green will work for both him and Rissa still. I also need to get rid of a bunch of girly stuff now!

But why does my crotch hurt so much?

I’m used to the crotch lightening bolts, I got those last time too. They were more annoying than painful. This time though, I’ve been aching and hurting. It feels like it is inside but not.

It’s the worst when I climb stairs or put on my underwear and pants. Oh and getting in and out of bed….heaven forbid I need to roll over in the night.

It started to bother me a couple weeks ago but was fairly mild. At first I thought I did too many kegels or something, but it’s getting progressively worse.

I talked with some other pregnant bloggers and did a little internet research… Looks like I may be suffering from Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction aka SPD. It is when the pelvic bones separate in the front due to the cartilage being too relaxed. It seems to be pretty common in pregnancy but can be very painful and dehabilitating if not treated. Or at least if one keeps aggravating it.

I’m concerned that I might not be able to labor sitting up if this gets too bad.

So I need to tell my OB next week. I think baby’s position might be affecting it too. He is sitting breech and thinks my bladder is a cushy seat just for him. I saw him sitting on it the other day! On the plus side I’m STILL only on one insulin shot for my fasting! Yay!!

So what is new with you? (And yes I know I am behind on responding to comments. Pretty please forgive me!

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