Ok people, brace yourselves.... a happy post! I know, I know, long overdue! Today was a really great day though and its just what I needed!
So when I woke up on Friday of last week I had a HORRIBLE pain my back. Upper back - right where my shoulder blade is. I figured I had slept on it wrong or something and thought it would get better. It didn't. I was in a lot of pain when I would move or bend in certain ways. Well, after much complaining, my dad was like "well Jess, you just need to go to the chiropractor." (He is a firm believer in them... he's had MAJOR back issues and goes periodically.) So I just stared at him, mouth agape, and was thinking "ok, I don't think lying on my stomach having some crazy man push on me would be the best idea..." I said "I don't think they can do that when you're pregnant." I thought about it for a second and then decided I couldn't be sure until I consulted my assistant - Google. I researched and researched and everything said you were perfectly fine to have chiropractic adjustments while pregnant. Most of the sites/people even said it was beneficial and EXTREMELY helpful; especially in later pregnancy when things can get outta whack. I called the office and asked if they worked on pregnant women and she said absolutely. Yay! A remedy for my pain! Thankfully they had an opening the next day.
So today was the day... I have to admit that while about 20 websites and the chiropractor said it was ok, I was still a little nervous. Well, the guy came in and he was FABULOUS! He asked all sorts of questions, had me move in certain ways, etc. and then said "ok, well I know exactly what the problem is." Turns out some past injuries, stress, and my new job (thanks computer) have all attributed to my ailment. He said he was going to do some massaging (who wouldn't go for that?!) and some light adjustments. He felt around the area and said I had some major muscle stuff going on. He said it was like night and day from the right and left side. So, he did his thing and I felt great. Now I know some of you are freaking out right now because you think chiropractors are a joke. He was VERY knowledgeable, mentioned several doctors that actually came to him, and as it turns out, he gets several of his referrals from Dr. W (My OBGYN). Anyway, I am a very cautious person and I was very impressed with him so if I have any further back problems (which I'm sure I will as I begin to carry around this growing melon) I will definately be back.
After my appointment I headed to meet my friend Jessica for lunch. I think I have mentioned she and Chris before. They have a little boy named Clark - aka cutest kid ever. So we had a good chicken salad sandwhich and then dropped off Clark so we could go to a movie. I had been wanting to see The Proposal forever and I'm super glad we went! Oh my gosh. So hilarious. I seriously can't remember the last time I laughed nonstop through a movie. I don't think of myself as someone who laughs easily. I mean, I will think things are funny, but I don't let out a real hee haw unless it is like knock you down funny. So I totally laughed through the entire first half of the movie. It was fabulous. And let's get real here - who doesn't mind looking at Ryan Reynolds for 2 hours. This is one I would definately reccomend.
So as you can see it was a very lovely day. Rather unproductive, but I totally needed it. I even helped myself to some popcorn and chocolate covered almonds while we were there. I NEVER order stuff at the theatre. Not really sure why... However today, when I walked by that glistening glass case and the aroma of the fresh popcorn and butter hit my nose I decided today would be the day. Today I will be that fat pregnant lady carrying so many snacks you think she might just fall over (or die from a cholesterol induced heart attack). I proudly stood there, belly pushed up against the counter, and ordered my popcorn (with butter of course) and candy. I said to myself, if you can't go all out when you're pregnant, when can you? I can't very well die without having a movie snack meltdown, right? Now, granted, I did feel a little pathetic as I walked in to the theatre alone carrying a bottle of water, bag of popcorn, and overly large box of candy. (Jessica had to drop Clark off so she hadn't made it there just yet.) I felt a little as though everyone was thinking "wow, that poor pregnant woman is here alone, obviously attempting to eat away her sorrows as she watches a goofy romantic comedy. She needs a man. Or friends. And probably later a puke bucket." haha. So I did feel a little better when Jess came in.
Back to work tomorrow! I am pondering how much of the info I will actually remember from my foreign training session (described in earlier post). After my day today though, I am in good spirits so I will try to remain optimistic. Hopefully I'll get a chance to talk to Adam tonight and that always brightens my day! Oh, and we are on vacation next week! Woo Hoo! So what am I doing you ask? Well, I'm going to go to Birmingham to visit Kristen and probably drive to Jackson to spend some time with Adam's parents. No, no beach. I am not sure if I could even be paid to get in a bathing suit in front of people right now. Maybe when I pass the "hm, is she really fat or semi-pregnant?" phase.
Speaking of, here's the latest belly pic! Growing fast! Still ready for the 24th!!