Why haven’t I heard of this whole pelvic bone separation part of pregnancy before?!? I mean, besides all of you awesome mommas, I have so many friends and family members who have shared the goriest parts of pregnancy and childbirth, but this has never been discussed in great detail!
This weekend, I went swimming at my in-laws to escape the awful summer heatwave. I paddled around and did 6 slow short laps of breast stroke before taking a break. I was all ready to do another set of 6 laps until I walked a few steps and felt this awful pain near the top of my butt. I thought I somehow broke something so I kind of slowly walked around in the pool and then treaded water slowly using more of the strength of my arms than my legs. Soon it felt better so I kicked around on my back and side and did some more walking and treading.
When I got out, walking was very painful so I sat a lot. And ever since then, standing up has hurt, but walking has been mostly fine. Until today. Today I noticed pain and discomfort closer to my nether regions when I walk or stand on one foot (to put on/take off my shoes).
Several of my coworkers told me this was normal and each time I looked at them dumbfounded. How could I not know this would happen? So I finally emailed my doctor’s office and found out it’s pelvic bone separation. WHAT.THE.FUCK. And (of course) this doesn’t usually happen until later in pregnancy. But for me and my tiny hips, it’s happening now.
The funniest thing is I always wanted my hips to spread. People always told me it’s from delivering though so I partly always hoped to deliver a baby so I could have wider hips. But for some reason it never occurred to me that my bones would be separating! Eeeeew! So weird! And freaking painful!
But every kick and movement from Little Boo makes it worth it. So I’ll happily suffer this and whatever else my body will go through, because it’s all worth this sweet little baby getting a nice comfy home.
Tomorrow is our anatomy scan and while I’m d.y.i.n.g. to find out the sex, I’m more anxious to see if ask of Little Boo’s parts are exactly where and hour they’re supposed to be. Sigh. The waiting with baited breath and worrying never end!