Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Symptom Update: 25 Weeks

As my second trimester enters its final weeks, I have been blessed with some new symptoms and the return of some old symptoms. At this point in my pregnancy, I am enjoying:
  • strong kicks/punches in groups of 10-20 about 5 or 6 times per day (more at bedtime and in the early morning when I am lying down)
  • belly visibly moving during aforementioned kick sessions
  • leaky boobs (especially at night)
  • 1-2 bathroom trips during the night
  • alternate bouts of ravenous hunger and total lack of appetite, lasting 1-2 days at a time
  • inability to walk more than 2 miles comfortably (round trip to work is 3 miles — I attempted it today and only got halfway home before I regretted pushing my luck)
  • infrequent heartburn — not too bad, only once a week or so
  • random numbness in my left hand due to pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome interacting with my old surgery scars
  • general lack of graceful movement
Still, no vomiting and only occasional swelling of the legs and feet. I'm fairly physically comfortable as long as the temperature stays below 80 — if it is over 80, I have to get out of the house to somewhere that has air conditioning. In all, I'm doing pretty well.

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