As I rolled out of bed this morning, I almost collapsed to the floor in a ball of agony. “Hello, pregnancy hip pains,” I muttered to myself. “Now I remember you!”
Hip pains and crotch pains. Hip pains from my hip joints loosening (I was not officially diagnosed with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction in my last pregnancy, but it was still bad enough that I couldn’t exercise for all of my third trimester) and the crotch pain from the increased bloodflow to the pelvic area.
If you weren’t around the first time I was pregnant, the hip pains feel like my right hip joint is about to pop open with every step or movement. Crotch pains feel like someone’s been repeatedly kicking me in the groin. You’re very welcome for the visuals.
In addition to my physical ailments, I have been crying on and off the entire morning. Yes, I am sure that some of it can be attributed to pregnancy hormones, but the majority of the tears were shed for my family. I won’t get into details, but I do want to say that my family — specifically, my father, mother, and sister — can all use some prayers right now.
I love, LOVE this paper cut out collage by Megan Hughes:
It is part of a new Harry Potter Tribute Exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. The exhibition opens this Saturday and will run until August 1 — can any of my readers go for a visit and tell me how they like it?
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