Well, this has been quite the week.
I made an appointment with a second chiropractor on Thursday, since my usual one wasn't available. It did not go well. She didn't have a pregnancy pillow and I think she actually ended up putting my rib out worse than it was prior to the visit (it had been getting better). Though not as bad as last week, I'm still in quite a bit of pain. I think I'm going to have to see if the first chiro is available again.
I also started having some Braxton Hicks contractions this week. I first noticed them when I had the TENS machine on at home (trying to ease the rib pain). The Braxton Hicks didn't hurt at all, but were quite consistant. I took the TENS machine off, wondering if that had caused them, but they continued even without the machine on and continued generally in the evening throughout the week. Finally on Friday I called the midwife to make sure they weren't a reason for concern. She seemed to think that I have been overdoing it a bit --on my feet to much, which is a definite possibility-- and advised spending an hour "down" for each two hours "up". Both Saturday and Sunday I napped when The Bean napped and it did seem to help. Hopefully they don't become an issue.
I had a dream that I went into labour this week. Though I'm getting to the point where I'm ready to be done being pregnant, I was still pretty freaked out in the dream. I'll be happy to go full term, but rather not go late. Not that there's much I can do to control that.
I had my midwife appointment today and everything continues to appear on track. She was asking how I felt about labour and I told her about my dream. She said that she often has dreams about her clients, and that she had dreamt about me going into labour before Christmas. Maybe just wishful thinking on her part, but maybe there's something to it. ;)
Here's a photo from this morning (I also finally updated with last week's photo):