Unfortunately for me, Christmas Day was where my complications began, but I'll get to that later. Due to the crazy amount of gifts to open, we had to keep taking breaks between present opening. It was all very overwhelming for Lizzie and Sam. We had a few meltdowns throughout the day. Nothing too serious. Of course A Christmas Story was our background, not that anyone was paying too much attention to it.
Lastly, on a not so pleasant note, as I said at the beginning of my post, Christmas was a bit of a downfall for me. With all my pregnancies, I have had some problems with Posterior Pelvic Pain. It's very common in pregnancy and I'm sure most of you know exactly what it is. For those who don't, it is a deep, pinching pain in your upper left or right butt. It usually lasts a few seconds and will go away if you change positions. Well, I have a severe case of it that has left me bed ridden. I cannot sit in a chair at all, I cannot twist or turn in any way. And I cannot go up or down the stairs. This pain is so bad it leaves me screaming. When it flares up, I can't move at all. Sean and the kids feel so helpless because there is nothing they can do to help me. Sean has even considered calling the paramedics on my last flare up because I was screaming so much from the pain. I don't know what I'm going to do when I have to go back to the doctor on Monday. Since I can't sit in a chair, how am I going to get in a cab....or out of the cab.....lay on the table for the ultrasound and group b strep test? I of corse have to do all of this alone, which is even scarier to me. What's worse, Sean will be starting his new job next week, so I will be alone with the kids all day and Mom won't be here until the evening of the 21st. This pregnancy can't end soon enough. Thank goodness this is our last pregnancy, my body is telling me NO MORE!
Here are some of the best pictures from Christmas. Hope you had a Happy New Year!