Hey guys I am half way through my pregnancy and just realized I can't see my toes! :)
Anyway, we are on a cross country road trip that was not well thought out. Dh, ds (3 1/2 years old), brother in law, sister in law and I are crammed in a subaru driving 9ish hours a day. Dh and his bro planned this, they will not be planning any trips in the future :)
So of course my body is crazy. My ankles are the size of my knees and I can barely fit my feet in my flip flops. Swelling is pretty normal for me, but I can't rid of this swelling. Dh rubs them often, I soak them at night and elevate them when ever I can but they are hard and throbbing and ginormous. I can't wear my wedding ring because my hands are swelling up, not horribly, just enough that my ring sinks into my finger and I can't get it off if I don't do it right away. I also think I'm compressing a nerve in my lower back. It's is a sharp and hot pain all day. The other day there was very painful shooting pain down my leg into my foot while I was going down a flight of stairs. I often can't stand on the first try b/c my leg goes our or my back spasms. I assume the back stuff is from cramming in the car, and I am going through a tube of icy hot every two days.
We will arrive at the inlaws tomorrow and once we get there I get to sleep on a pallet or outside in a tent. How can I make this work? What can I do for the swelling and horrible hip and back pain.
I also wonder if there's anyway I could be actually damaging myself or doing something that won't be easily undone when we get back home. What do y'all think?