So, today was GORGEOUS. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Honestly. It was 70* and just as sunny as sunny could be.
We had to go to the grocery store anyway, so I packed the kids up in the car and headed off. We stopped at Wendy’s first, asked if there was a park nearby with a playground, put some gas in the car (eep!), and then headed off to the park.
We found some little picnic tables and ate our lunch. My back started to twinge a little bit, but I am getting old, and it does do that. I didn’t think twice about it.
After finishing our lunch, we headed over to the playground. Wouldn’t you know it? There were 5 benches. Each bench contained ONE person and all their crap. Not one person offered to move or allow the big fat pregnant woman to sit down. (I just love people.) The longer I stood there, the more my back started to hurt. There wasn’t much I could do, I just prayed that some loser would finally get off a bench or at least give me enough room to park my hiney.
After almost half an hour, the jerk on the cell phone finally got up, got his kid, and left. I moved the little stroller and my butt over to the bench and sat down. (On the END of the bench, mind you, with plenty of room for 2 – 3 more people.)
I let the kids play for quite some time, because they were having such a blast, and because I *knew* the fresh air would help them all sleep better tonight. I was in no hurry to get to the grocery store.
When it was time to go, I made the mistake of putting Lulu in her stroller before I got us off the mulch. I ended up having to lift the stroller, obviously not doing good things for my back. It didn’t hurt at all at first. We got to the car unscathed, and drove to the grocery store.
Ashley asked if we could stop at the dollar store and get her some new flip flops since it was right next door to the grocery store. I thought that was fine, and got out of the car. All of a sudden, every step I made hurt like heck! I hobbled to a cart, had Ash put Lucy in, and pushed the cart through the store, wincing with every step.
We got her flip flops and headed over to the grocery store. I swapped carts for a bigger one, but I still could barely move. We moved as quickly as we could through the store and spent WAY less money than I had planned to. All I knew was I had to get out.
We got to the checkout line, and a dear friend of ours (who happens to be the store manager) was there. He could see that I was hurting, so he carried Lucy out to the van and put all the groceries in the trunk for me.
What an absolute nightmare, though. I am still hurting SO badly, and I can’t sit or stand or walk without this awful, awful pain.
I am 11 WEEKS PREGNANT. If my back is already hurting this badly, how on earth will I make it through the next 29 weeks?!?!?!
I just want to cry. If anyone has any tips on what to do for a bad back, I’d really appreciate it. This is just awful.
Sorry to whine. It’s been a heck of a day!