Thursday, September 26, 2013

Posterior Pelvic Pain a.k.a. Sacroiliac Joint Pain

With all three of my previous pregnancies, and now into the 34th week of my forth, I really can't complain about much.   I've been blessed that I haven't had morning sickness or any other major problem or complication (although right now our baby is in a breech position, so we are praying and I am doing some different positions to hopefully flip baby).  Having said that, there is one thing that causes me trouble and that is: Posterior Pelvic Pain (sacroiliac join pain).  It usually starts around the 18th week of my pregnancies and lasts until delivery or longer.  With me, it comes and goes (which is great that it's not a constant pain!), but some days can get pretty bad with me ending up limping around because it hurts so much, and sometimes its hard to get up from sitting, and trying to turn over in bed, let alone get out of bed? Not very fun....

I thought I'd share a few websites that I found helpful on this subject for any other ladies out there who might be experiencing this as well. 

The first Posterior Pelvic Pain  is a great page that explains what is causing the pain and also helpful info on the best ways to move.  If you've ever experienced this you'll know what I mean. 

The second This Spine of Mine Also has some helpful information.

My midwife suggested I get a pelvic support band and so, I'm planning on buying one of these soon:  A Sacroiliac Belt I haven't decided yet if this is the one I'll purchase, but it will be something similar.  

Lastly, I thought I'd also share the two biggest tips I've found most helpful when dealing with this.

1. Always sleep with something between your knees. I found just doing this one thing to greatly improve the pain I experience during the day. 

2. If possible try to avoid sitting on the hard floor. Also for me, certain tasks such as hand washing the floor or cleaning out the van, (activities that require a lot of crawling/bending up and down really aggravate the joint pain quite a bit. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler

Need a quick idea for dessert? Try this peach cobbler, it would be great served warm with ice cream! :) 
Super Easy Peach Cobbler

For the Batter:

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups milk

Melt butter and pour into a 9"x13" pan. Mix together the next six ingredients and pour evenly over butter.

Now the Peaches:

1 28oz can of sliced peaches, drained
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine and pour over batter. Do not stir! Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, or until batter comes to the top and is lightly browned.  Enjoy! :)

Dear Little One

Lydia Faith,  we sure love this little sweetheart!!! :) Here she is sitting on her daddy's lap on on old 1880's train ride. :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Daybook

Outside my window... I can see the now clean pea field across the road from our house. Harvest time has started here on the farm and the peas were first to be combined.  It will be a very busy month or more here to get crops all off.  

I am thankful....for so many things!  Lately, I've realized afresh, truly how much I have to be thankful for! God is so good to me! 

In the kitchen.....I have a few boxes of fresh vegetables from the neighbors garden, sweet corn, cucumbers, zucchini, and my favorite: tomatoes!  :) I love slicing the tomatoes and eating them with salt, or putting olive oil, oregano, a little vinegar on them for a yummy treat. :) Store bought tomatoes can't even come close to how good homegrown ones are! 

I am wearing... A black skirt, and a multi color shirt of white, black, aqua, and blue.  Even though it's not maternity, it it works great as one because it is has stretch. :) I actually wish I could find more of them in different colors;  yes, it's that comfortable. :) 

I am going... to head to the kitchen as soon as I post this and start supper prep. I'm doing something simple and easy tonight: smokies, chips and cookies; easy to take to the field, and the biggest bonus?it leaves me with no dishes after the workers are done eating. :) 

I am wondering.... If Lydia is going to take off walking before her birthday next month. The most she's walked so far is around five unassisted steps in a row, she also will walk around the house using a push toy for support.  She just cut her forth tooth, (finally!) and has really started to act older lately. 

I am reading... Trim Healthy Mama, by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett.   I haven't gotten very far into it yet, (with three little ones it's tough at times to get much quality reading done), but what I have read and skimmed through,  I've enjoyed and found helpful and interesting! :) 

I am hoping....We will have a nice warm fall and winter will take its time getting here! 

I am looking forward to...Having our newest baby arrive! I'm starting to feel big as an elephant and I'm only 31 weeks, lol   :).  I'm also very excited that my two sisters will be coming (LW) to help out and visit around the time of the birth. 

I am pondering....How great and good God is to us each and every day. 

One of my favorite things... Sitting outside watching the children play!  Usually every morning after breakfast and clean up, we will head out for an hour or more of good play time.  I also enjoy going for a walk after I get supper made for the harvest crew and everything is pretty much taken care of for the evening. 

A few plans for the rest of the week....I went shopping yesterday so that is taken care of for awhile hopefully.  I have a midwife appointment on Thursday, but I may reschedule, I'm not sure yet. 

A peek into my day.....

                                      Abby and Willy at their birthday party on the 18th :)