I'm starting to think that this injury is more than just a pulled hamstring. Instead of getting better, it's feeling rather worse. I'm thinking it may be sciatica.
I try really hard not to complain about anything pregnancy-related. After our experiences with loss, I feel like it is such a blessing to be pregnant, so I told myself with Ella--and with this pregnancy--that I would embrace every symptom and experience, no matter how uncomfortable. This is definitely the most uncomfortable I've been between the two pregnancies. I can barely even walk--there is pain with every step.
My husband has stepped in and is trying to be as helpful as he can, but I feel bad for leaving him to care for Ella by himself. And I feel for her, too. These are her last couple of weeks of having us all to herself before the baby comes, and I can't truly enjoy them with her because I'm in so much pain.
I'm doing everything I can think of to try to heal--I'm sitting on a heating pad as I write this, and I've been doing some prenatal yoga stretches. I have another prenatal massage scheduled for Saturday, and until then, I'm trying to stay off my feet as much as possible (which is rather challenging with a two-year-old in the house). My little glimmer of hope is that if it is sciatica, perhaps that means that she has "dropped" and is simply pressing against a nerve, but hopefully relief will come when she makes her appearance.
If you have any other suggestions, I'm desperate to hear them.
Despite the pain, today's blessing is how beautiful the desert came be after some monsoon rains. Everything seems extra-green this year! We've had some amazing sunrises and sunsets, and I'm reminded just how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful area!