Tuesday, December 9, 2008

21 Weeks, 3 Days

"It is not uncommon to experience leg cramps during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester."

Third trimester??!! I just had my first bout of leg cramps last night. Oh I've read about them before in a "ho hum" sort of way but now, after experiencing them, they've taken on an entirely new meaning. Holy pain! I couldn't lie still without my leg radiating pain so severe that I was in tears. I finally got up, stumbled on my aching leg to the kitchen and downed two calcium pills. The pain started to lessen after about 30 minutes and I finally fell back to sleep. In the morning, it felt like I had twisted my ankle or something, my leg was so sore. It didn't wear off until about mid-day. Going forward, I'm taking calcium before I go to bed and eating bananas every morning. I never want to experience that again.

Another prego side effect I've noticed in increasing increments lately is my continuous forgetfulness and clumsiness. At one of my doctor appointments, I forgot and had to retrieve my water bottle at least four times (from the examination room, the ultrasound appointment desk, the flu shot sign-in desk, and the flu shot station). I keep mixing words up, saying things like "I'm halking wome right now" or "I'm heally rungry" and once I even said "where are the peanuts?"-- incert a similar sounding yet much less appropriate word for "peanuts" here. The worse was when I couldn't find the plastic wrap anywhere. I accused Dave of putting it back in the wrong spot. We ransacked the kitchen for it to no avail. The next day, I found it in the bottom of the fridge. I'm pretty sure that was my doing. I admitted my mistake to Dave but reminded him that at least I hadn't yet put the milk in the cupboard. We can deal with chilled plastic wrap but I'm not a big fan of rancid milk.


MissViolet said...

The best part of gardenburger not selling to fast food any more, are the replacements. I went to burgerville maybe a month or two back and they now have super tasty locally made veggie burgers and the best, fast food, fries too! That's the place to go for a fast food craving :)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear :) Well, one good thing about when you are pregnant, is that you can be temporarily excused from being clumsy/absent-minded! NOTE TO YOURSELF: DON'T FORGET TO PUT THE MILK BACK IN THE FRIDGE. :)