Saturday, February 18, 2012

No Pain, No Gain

These last couple of weeks, I've found that pregnancy can bring some interesting aches and pains.  Such a joyful discovery.


During week 20, I developed pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel in my left wrist only.  Of course this happens after I stop working and in the hand that is non-dominant and really not involved in any repetitive motions that I can think of.  Random.  Now I'm super sexy at night with my wrist brace.


This week, my right knee has begun to hurt - it's especially bad in the mornings.  According to Dr. G this is all related to that wonderful hormone relaxin.  I kind of figured, but it didn't make any sense to me because I never actually did anything to injure it.  Well, not lately.  However, this wonderful hormone likes to bring old injuries back to haunt you.  That knee sprain I got during my military/running days eight years ago?  Hello old friend.


Thankfully, these aches and pains are bearable and nothing a little Tylenol can't make even more tolerable.  Not that I wouldn't be happier if they went away.  Like now.  I try not to be a big wus (aka annoying whiny weakling), but apparently I only have a high pain tolerance for things I intentionally do to myself - ie, tattoos and piercings - not for those I cannot choose or control.  It's starting to make me look at delivery time a little differently.  


The fun part of pregnancy?  Feeling these little boys party in my belly.  They definitely have fairly set hours.  (I'm keeping note of these times so I can compare their rhythms - in utero and out.)  AND Momma B finally, positively felt them kick this morning.  After satisfying my craving for donuts, which these boys liked a bit too much, they were literally bouncing off the walls and PB gave Momma B a solid kick to her hand.  The look on her face along with her startled laughter will be ingrained in my memory forever.  After weeks of maybe-I-felt-that's or no-I-don't-feel-that's, this moment was priceless.  Thanks boys.  You just made both your momma's very happy!


The other day our princess kittie, Lola, was trying to feel them move too.  We caught a bit on video.  It was too cute.


video

5 comments:

  1. That's so great she felt them!! It's so cool and it continues to get even more fun! Nice boob shot in the video too! haha! Brea! ;)
    Sorry you're in so much pain, hopefully that lightens up a bit for you. Hang in there!

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  2. A very appropriate post on a day that I am walking with a limp because my right hip hurt all night! Sorry your knee and wrist are acting up on ya! Bummer! How cute is Lola with her paws on you!

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  3. Video was classic. Sorry about the aches and pains but awesome you can feel the boys moving around!

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  4. oh. So that explains the knees...good to know! Glad she got to feel them kick! I bet having two in there makes it twice as fun trying to figure out where they are and who is who!

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  5. Thanks for the update..sorry that you're in pain, you're more than halfway through. Lets go babies!

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