I have been in A LOT of pain lately. I have a broken tailbone from an old snowboarding injury in 9th grade, and the baby likes to jump up and down on it. I can barely drag my feet. Sometimes, it takes me about 5 minutes to get up from the couch and walk to the kitchen....Just feet away! Tylenol doesn't even dent the pain. I yelp every time I take a step, stand up, sit down, lay down, roll over....kind of embarrassing, actually. I have heard from numerous doctors that a regular delivery may be dangerous for the baby. Depending on how the tail bone is broken, it could be affecting the birth canal and could hurt the baby during labor, or the pressure during birth could even shatter my tailbone.....meaning a Cesarean birth. I have always planned on a regular birth, and I hope that I don't have to be cut open. I'll do what I have to for my little girl, but I highly doubt that our insurance covers Cesarean. I want to do a couple more photo shoots so I can afford to go have my back aligned an see if they can help me at all.
I just shot a senior photo session this weekend, and I have a wedding to shoot this Friday and Saturday, possibly three senior sessions the next weekend, and the big one - Emily's wedding the weekend after!! :) I still have to start making the video slideshow for their reception, and go to school full time. As much as we need the money doing photo shoots, my body can't take it anymore. It's actually really rough on my body, bending in half, twisting, squatting, and climbing up rocks to get the shots that I need, and all with a broken tailbone. The pain was very gradual at first, but the bigger the baby grows, the more debilitating it is for me. I think I'm going to call it quits after my last promised "job" on the night of the 16th. I need to focus on school, baby, and getting packed! We're moving mid-May! I can't wait to get into the smaller apartment and be able to set up the crib and fold and put away baby clothes. It just doesn't make sense putting the crib up now, and then moving one month later.
Steve and I are doing better, and we have started trying harder to make sure we say our prayers and read our scriptures daily. It has helped so much with our nerves, and has helped us stay optimistic. I applied last week for an Assistant Manager position for the new complex where we're moving. If I get it, I'll keep it for as long as we live in Rexburg. Steve is applying at Journey's in Rigby, where he would be assisting special needs adults and children. Pray for us!!!!!!!!!