Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Preggy Postings 6

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I've totally forgotten how pregnancy feels and although this second trimester is getting easier on the travels and the queasiness, there are other discomforts that I'm getting reacquainted with.
  • Swollen feet and ankles. I am not happy with the fact that every so often my feet and ankles puff up to an alarming size that makes me look like I've got marshmallows in my shoes. Although they aren't painful, they can be annoying to look at. Plus, my head starts to fill up with awful thoughts that every normal girl worries about -- what if my shoes no longer fit? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luckily, I have a loving hubby who makes sure my legs get propped up on towers of pillows every night, and gets a mild and loving massage it well deserves. :-)
  • Sudden stabbing pains in the lower abdomen. There are these certain days when I probably forget I am pregnant (days when I probably become schizophrenic and forget my name and gender as well...) and I work and move around as if I were my normal self. Not a good thing to do. I checked with my Ob-GYNE and my trusty old "What To Expect..." book while doubled up in pain, to see if I needed to panic and rush myself to the hospital. Fortunately, this sort of thing is quite normal (for careless people like me) especially when the pain comes after a sudden movement (like getting off a bed or a chair).
  • Pimples the size of peas. Ok, I'm exaggerating. But they sure feel like they've grown to enormous proportions! I've never ever had to contend with more than 2 zits on my face all at one time. Now I have more than 8 across my face, down to my neck and a few more on my back. Need I describe this ordeal further? Maybe not. You probably get the picture. AAARGH.
  • Bloodied gums. YUCK - is all I can say about this.
But of course, to every pregnancy blah there is a corresponding pregnancy AAHH.....
  • Because my feet are well taken cared of by my pampering hubby, it merited a stare from a well-know international singer who I happened to stand next to at the mall (who also happens to be pregnant and should be giving birth really soon. hint. hint.). Haha.
  • On days when I am more relaxed (and lazy), I enjoy the occasional kicks that the baby gives. It gives me peace to know that it is active, well and most likely, happy swimming around inside me.
  • Despite my irritation with pimples, people have told me that I looked glowing and have complimented that I looked beautiful pregnant (awww, shucks....*blush*).
By next Friday I will hopefully be given the chance to know my baby's gender (if the baby doesn't get camera-shy and decides to turn it's back on us). I'm looking forward to this as much as Nicky and Allan, because we are raring to bring out our pens and paper to make our lists of names for the baby.

So wait for my next post! If all goes well, I'll have a new ultrasound pic up and hopefully, new names to choose from! :-)


The White Rabbit said...

hey, did you get my list?


I think this is a sign that says you need a lot of rest.

TNChick said...

I never had swelling or bloody gums.

Hope you continue to hjave a great pregnancy.

If you don't mind - could you spare a pray for my friend Kate and her family? She just delivered her son, still born, yesterday, at 20ish weeks. It is so hard for her. Just 4 days shy of the 1 year anniversary of delivering a still born boy last year at 36+ weeks. Two born still in less than one year. Heart breaking. I'm not sure how she's going to deal. SHe has one healthy boy who will be 4 this month to help keep her strong.

Meow said...

Ooooh, pregnancy was fun. I only ever had the swollen feet and ankles near the end of the pregnancy, and I was lucky to feel healthy as a horse throughout.
I hope bubs is forthcoming at the photography session ... bet it's a girl !!!
Take care, Meow

eph2810 said...

I didn't have any swollen ankels during my pregnancy with our son. The only thing I actually remember that I had to have at leat one Granny Smith apple a day. I loved sour stuff. But then again, I was pregnant during the winter/spring. Our son was born in June.
I am glad that you are seeing the brighter side of the little challenges.
I hope it is a girl. Can't wait to find out.

janice said...

i hate those bleeding gums! i had them too...

Petite Queen said...

Yippeee!!Preggy postings!I luv 2 read them even tho im not pregnant...hahahaha....neways,im sure u look glowing like an angel right now....plus sexy too....my collegues here say that they think that pregnant women r sexy...so ur beau n sexy!!!!..:)

russ said...

hey take it easy! take a good rest. try to undergo a 4D ultrasound too. it's really cool! = ) take a look at baby dominic's 1st pic. i posted it in my blog.
take care always!

Trinity13 said...

I read the "What to Expect" book and it freaked me out! I try not to look through it now.

Btw, I can't wait to see an ultrasound pic! We are going the beginning of June to find out if our little is a boy or a girl...I can't wait!!!

Viamarie said...

Take care of what you eat and have more rest.

Whether girl or boy, surely the new addition will be a big welcome.