This week marks my 36th week of pregnancy. This is probaby the first week that I have felt uncomfortable, well aside from the 6 weeks of nausea during the first trimester but that was different.
Sunday night I was unable to sleep at all. I had a sore throat and a congested head. This was either caused by a head cold contracted while going out to the movies the day before to see ‘The Wolfman’ or it was just due to my sinuses being aggrevated by the low humidity caused by unseasonable low temperatures over the past weekend here in southern Florida. Either way not sleeping Sunday night left Monday a long tireing day of a sore throat and congestion that also prevented naps.
Tuesday I awoke to my aching pelvic bone. I felt as if I could barely walk. It was quite odd to go from walking 3 miles a day and doing pre natal yoga to feeling like I could barely walk. Oh and when the baby’s head would move and accidently get too close to my pelvis, it felt like it’s head bones were knocking into my pelvic bone and the pain would just echo through my already achey bone.
I of course had to google pelvic pain during the third trimester and found some scary posts. Some people and posted on forums that they began having pelvic pain at 30 weeks of pregnancy and that it did not end until they delivered. The pain was bearable and I knew that it was a result of hormones being released that were softening my pelvis so that it could streatch and open up to allow the baby out. I am a big fan of the pelvis softening for passage of the baby as opposed to the alternative. Not being able to walk and to feel immobile was much more freightening.
Luckily the pelvic pain subsided the next day.