August 22, 2010
Week 22: Richmond, VA
Welcome to week 22. Sciatica, meet Jessica. We're learning first hand that an expanding uterus can put pressure on the sciatic nerve in the lower part of the spine, and the result is a pain in the butt [literally]. So far, the pain only happens with certain body positions, but it's not very fun. We have one of the routine doctor's appointment tomorrow to talk about it.
Other than this new symptom, pregnancy is going well thankfully.
This week Justin spent evenings working in the nursery by sanding, caulking, and prepping for paint. It may not look like it, but a lot of progress has been made.
White Coat Ceremony, Medical College of Virginia
Also, we took a trip up to Richmond to take part in Jered's white coat ceremony as a result of his acceptance into Pharmacy school. The white coat ceremony is a ritual performed by some medical schools that marks the transition from undergraduate studies into clinical health sciences. It focuses on the importance and responsibility of being in the medical profession. It also started a very challenging chapter in Jered's life. We're very proud of him.