Hi! I’m a Cripple!

Leaving the OB’s office this morning, I somehow tweaked my lower back while climbing into the car. (1 cm dilated, 50% effaced!)

I then proceeded to go grocery shopping. Because I’m smart.

When the Very Helpful Grocery Bagger asked me eleventy billion times if I would like assistance to my car, I declined over and over again. Because I’m smart.

As you can guess, I aggravated my back somethin’ FIERCE while loading my car with said groceries. My back is not happy and I pretty much can’t move.

Since mainlining painkillers (or even Ibuprofen) isn’t in the cards for me, any sage advice for lower back pain relief?

Oh and guess what? I’m 9 months pregnant!

(Taken this past weekend or as I like to call it, the Pre-Crippled Days. Oh, to stand without wincing….)

  1. Kristabella

    June 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I would like to know the answer to this as well, since I hurt my back yesterday too. Picking up a TV.

    Also, you’re the cutest pregnant person ever!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Every Weekend Should Be A Three-Day Weekend =-.

  2. Sundry

    June 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I tweaked my back really badly about 2 weeks after Dylan was born and the only thing that helped was wearing — I am not making this up — a giant stupid weightlifter’s belt. So for you, maybe a maternity support belt? Along with ice and rest and Haagen Dazs, of course.
    .-= Sundry´s last blog ..Fix =-.

  3. gorillabuns

    June 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    lay in bed until the kid comes. not the assvice you are looking for….

    though, you look wonderful!

  4. sizzle

    June 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    They have those chinese herb patches that feel soothing. I love those things! Those might help?
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Tow the Line =-.

  5. Jen F

    June 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Heating pad?

  6. Kaleigha

    June 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Being this cute whilst pregnant should not be allowed. Either that or it should happen for everyone. Amen?
    .-= Kaleigha´s last blog ..The lovely Ms. Underwood. =-.

  7. Nicole

    June 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Find a chiropractor who is comfortable with working with pregnant women.

  8. anie

    June 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    They make these wonderful heat patches~have your DH find them at any drugstore. They are lovely! Or an old fashioned hot water bottle.
    Add ice cream and magazines and start/continue counting the days!
    You are adorable!!
    .-= anie´s last blog .. =-.

  9. Melinda

    June 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    You don’t suppose that the back pain is actually labor pains? When I had my son all my labor pains where in my back, like a backache. I hope some rest helps relieve the ache.

  10. Carrie

    June 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    A. You look gorgeous. B. That doesn’t help your back.
    C. I don’t mean to sound like a wack-a-tootie, but do you have an acupuncturist down there in OC? Mine’s in Santa Monica which I am certain you are not feeling like driving to with the aching back.

    Seriously, if you know anyone who knows a good one in Newport, it will do you a world of good. Sans drugs. xo – hope you feel better soon.
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Discovering Nature with Gaby Basora =-.

  11. Jen

    June 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I agree with the commenter who suggested a chiropractor who is comfortable with pregnant women. Mine is a woman who has had 4 kids herself, and she is fantastic. A bit of commute for you to WI though :)

    And seriously, you can’t possibly have gained much weight so far. You would NEVER guess you are 9 months along. You look great!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Happy Memorial Day =-.

  12. Jackie

    June 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Acupuncture. I fell and bruised the hell out of my tailbone. My general practitioner told me 1600 mg of Advil a day and at least 3 to 6 months to heal. Hell no to that. My sweet mother in law took me to an acupuncturist. After 30 minutes of treatment, my pain was totally gone.
    .-= Jackie´s last blog ..Sweet Lady Jane. Best cakes ever. This is the triple berry cake. =-.

  13. Mandee

    June 1, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    After years and years of off an on back pain, I finally hit the big one Sunday morning on my way out the door to be a bridesmaid. Dammit.

    I come from a family of bad backs and these are our tricks – if you think it’s a bulging disc irritating the nerve, you need to ice the painful area rather than apply heat. If it’s strictly a tight muscle, use the heat.

    Either lie flat on your back with your knees bent or with a pillow underneath your knees or on your side with your knees bent. Do that as much as possible (I’m sure that’s an easy feat in your house). Unfortunately, rest seems to be the only thing helping mine – headed for an MRI in the morning.

  14. Siera

    June 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Chiropractor! I just got back from an apt as I did something to my cocyx and lower back and feel a lot better.
    .-= Siera´s last blog ..She Could’ve Been Mine… =-.

  15. Barb @ getupandplay

    June 1, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I have no advice but I do have good vibes to send your way. And how funny is the phrase “wack-a-tootie?”
    .-= Barb @ getupandplay´s last blog ..The Bright Spots =-.