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.