Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My RLS bouquet

Nowadays, when people look at me, tilt their head, and say "How are you feeeeeeling?" I finally have something to say other than "chubby." My friends, we have begun the Omigod, How Do People Have More Than One Child? phase of pregnancy.

Aside from waiting with baited breath to find out if I have an upwardly mobile placenta (scan next Thursday! Keep those fingers crossed), I'm also rockin' quite a few other side effects from playing hostess to BabyH's swinging bachelorette pad.

*** I have sausage fingers. Medical types like to call it "edema," but I'm not quite so high-falutin'. All I know is
  • my fingers look like they would do well on a hoagie next to some peppers and onions
  • it's hard as hell to do a finger-stick (have you ever tried that with water-retentive fingers? It's like squeezing blood from bloated alien-cow udders)
  • my paranoia has me wearing my wedding rings on a necklace chain, since I'd be devastated if they had to get cut off
*** My legs have a mind of their own. Every night without fail, all of a sudden one of my legs will freak the hell out - kind of like when you're falling asleep and your body gives one big jerk and wakes you right up. This started weeks ago as a sign that it was time to head to bed. I'd thought it was just my body saying "You're TIRED. Stop fighting it." But now it has evolved into some boogie-woogie leg-jitterbug that keeps me awake for hours, tossing and turning on top of my boppy, my B, and two very irate cats. Handily, my What to Expect daily newsletter has informed me that restless leg syndrome can indeed be a symptom of pregnancy. Of course, B feels terrible that the Hoffmanderson house-papoose isn't sleeping so well, so today I got this delivered to my cube at the office:

 My RLS bouquet

From everything I've read and heard, I've had an incredibly easy time of it for the pregnancy. (Well, you know, aside from all the Evil Nan / diabetes stuff.) I knew my lucky streak couldn't possibly last forever! And I'm okay with it. Or I will be in August....

2 comments:

  1. I'll be thinking of you next week - hoping your placenta is upwardly mobile! (And I can say, with confidence, that I've never written that sentence before in my life.)

    Also, good luck with the puffy pregnancy body. I rocked that hard during the third trimester, and it was seriously uncomfortable. :( I hope you are feeling more comfortable soon!

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  2. I'll be thinking of you next week - hoping your placenta is upwardly mobile! (And I can say, with confidence, that I've never written that sentence before in my life.)

    Also, good luck with the puffy pregnancy body. I rocked that hard during the third trimester, and it was seriously uncomfortable. :( I hope you are feeling more comfortable soon!

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