So much for resisting writing about my pregnancy. I guess, it can’t be helped. Its my reality.
I discovered a few things no resource online or printed told me, so that’s what I want to share.
- Everyone speaks of low back pain. Two weeks ago, I got pain in the middle of my back. Sleeping would have been a nightmare if I could manage it. Poor Raka massaged by back tirelessly, only to have it hurt again the minute it stopped. I’d been using the same bed, eating the same food… I added a soft pillow under the tummy to see if it helped. It didn’t. Felt good, but did nothing for the backache. Eno worked. Yep, its Eno, the fruit salts I’m talking about. Apparently, my growing tummy encouraged pockets of gas. Half a sachet of the stuff, and I’m sleeping like a baby through the night once more. I hope it lasts.
- Swelling in feet. Again, got it briefly, but I tend to fuss when my body isn’t how I’d like it to be, so I pursued the daylights out of this. Feet up, resting, walking, reducing salt, drinking water….. didn’t help. My blood pressure was absolutely normal anyway. What helped was eating bananas. Apparently, the potassium in them does something nice to the excess sodium in my body causing these swellings. Yay!!!
- Mood swings. The more I took care of myself, the more cranky I got. What worked was crying for a bit before I worked myself into a lather. It satisfied something in me that wanted to be upset, and I was bright as sunshine in no time flat.
Call me crazy, but I’m in a place where I cheer whatever works.