Monday, March 2, 2009

The Proverbial Straw

I am officially full term in this 37 weeks and a couple of days, the Olive would be good to go if he or she made an appearance. It would, of course, be better for him if he stayed put for at least one or two more weeks, but knowing he would be considered full-term has me very excited...and counting the days until we actually meet.

In spite of the litany of pregnancy woes - mainly back pain, being super tired, feeling HUGE and occasional heartburn, I was doing okay and was still quite happy being pregnant until last week. Last week marked the beginning of the swelling where I can no longer identify my ankles as separate from my puffy feet or legs. I also look like an unwed mother most of the time since my rings no longer fit my pudgy hands. Again, although not pleasant, I could totally deal with the swelling until the carpal tunnel started. Due to the swelling, I can no longer feel my hands for a good portion of each morning. I wake up at night with an uncomfortable pins and needles feeling burning through my hands and up my arms. Seriously, pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome was not something I was expecting and I'm not at all fond of it. It is really the symptom that has me being over being pregnant and ready to move on to being a mother.


Kate said...

Saw your link to your blog on FB...I know what you mean. I really enjoy being pregnant until those last few weeks, then things get a lot more uncomfortable! Just think before you know it your little one will be here and these last few weeks will be a distant memory. I'm so excited for you and Chris to become parents!! Take care! :)

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I hated it when I had to take my rings off. I hope the sweet little olive makes its appearance very soon!