Don't Try This When You're 9 Months Pregnant

"Honey, I've fallen and I can't get up!"  

That's what came out of my mouth yesterday afternoon when I was trying through my tears to tell my husband what happened.  If I had had one ounce of humor in me at the time, I would have said it in my best "Steve Urkel" voice. =)

My little people and I were headed to the van to make a trip to the grocery store, and as I stepped off the bottom step my foot landed "just right" if you know what I mean.  I went tumbling over on my side and my foot stayed in the same place.  Not good.  

After I called my hubby I managed to crawl and sit on the bottom step.  My ankle and foot hurt so much that I was shaking all over!  Lydia and Caleb were so sweet and brought me ice and a stool to prop it up on while we waited for Steven to get home.  Oh yeah, and Levi got the water hose and sprayed me with it.  Nice, huh?  

Just so you know, my husband earned some major brownie points.  He didn't just help me up the steps, he carried me up the back steps, (I think there's 10 or so) into the house, and to the couch.  That is no small feat when your wife is 9 months pregnant!

Well, there it is, my sprained, stinky, ugly foot for you to see.  (My toes are in serious need of some polish!) I should have had the other foot up there as a comparison, but it's really swollen, my ankle has disappeared, and it's a nice greenish color. Lovely.

Last night I couldn't put any pressure on it at all, but today it is a bit better. I had a midwife appointment bright and early this morning and thankfully with the help of my husband and an ACE bandage, I was able to hobble around a little.  

Oh yeah, did I mention Steven helped me straighten my hair this morning since I had to do it sitting and can't reach the back without standing? Yes, yes he did.  He's awesome.  And I'm thinking that deserves triple brownie points.  And his favorite chocolate chip cookies.  I'm a lucky gal.

Once we got home, I taught school from the couch and then finished working on the baby's quilt.  (Hand stitching the binding takes FOREVER!)  

Since I'm pretty much rendered useless right now, I plan on tackling all the little projects for the baby that require sitting!  While I don't particularly enjoy just sitting around, the extra rest must have been just what I needed. (Hey, God does everything for reason you know!)

And just a little shout out to all those preggo mamas out there....be careful on that bottom step, okay?!  =)

Ever had a sprain?  Any helpful advice for quick healing?


  1. Sweetheart, you forgot to post the video of your tragedy!
    Love You!

  2. Oh my! Be careful! I am glad that you and baby are alright. Do you think you might of broke your foot or received a hairline fracture?

  3. Aw! As if being 9 months preggo isn't HARD enough!! Really hoping you can be back on your feet soon! Gotta get up and at 'em before the baby invades!! :)


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