Let me start by saying that I have been so extremely blessed to feel so good throughout my pregnancy. I've had the occasional aches or pains here and there, but really--it has been such an amazing experience.
Then all of a sudden last night, I noticed a sharp and shooting pain that caused me to make the type of face that made my husband ask (excitedly) if it was a contraction. I had to disappoint him and tell him that it was in my hip...or is it my groin? I can't really tell exactly where it is. Perhaps it's related to the sciatic nerve. All I know is that it's deep and internal and I don't want to complain, but it hurts. I had about three episodes of shooting pain last night throughout the course of the evening, but felt totally fine today at work, so thought that perhaps our Baby Girl had just hit a nerve somehow and then relocated to a more comfortable spot.
But as soon as I got home today and started doing some yardwork, there it was again. I have felt the pain again about a half-dozen times throughout the evening. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason--it happens when I'm standing at the counter, when I'm walking, when I'm sitting cross-legged, when I'm sitting with my feet elevated. It only lasts for a fraction of a second, but wow!
Sure, it definitely hurts. But part of me also can't help but hope that perhaps this means that "something" is happening. Maybe our Baby Girl is starting to position herself for her grand entrance (I can only hope, right?). I have another appointment tomorrow, so I'll be able to talk to my doctor about the pain and any other sort of update.
After waking up and feeling rather sluggish this morning, today's blessing was enough energy to make it through the work day and then even work on cleaning up the yard when I got home. I let my husband do all of the bending over to pull weeds as I trimmed up the trees, but it really does look so much better. It was really nice to spend some quality time with him outside, and we had a beautiful sunset while the moon was rising as our backdrop.