Having a broken rib while very pregnant. After 5 weeks of pain/sickness, 7 different doctors and countless appointments, I was finally diagnosed today with a broken rib. And y'all, it's excruciating. What's the best course of action? Rest, don't lift things or exert myself too much...these people clearly don't understand my job description. And I am so discouraged. I can't enjoy being pregnant for these last few weeks. I can't be a great mom to my three little ones. I feel like these weeks are being stolen from us.
So, though I don't usually ask this, please send up a prayer for our little family. I know that in the grand scheme of life, it's just pain. But pain is hard to live with. And I want these last few weeks to be sweet. I want to play with my monkeys, to not have to ask them not to climb on me--there will be plenty of that after the c-section. And of course I want to protect this precious little one resting in my belly. So please pray for encouragement, for an ease in pain, for moments that are tolerable. And for each of our four children, that I may find creative ways to be there for them and love on them through the pain.