I haven’t written a 5 fact Friday in a while, or about my pregnancy either, so I figure now that I am on the final stretch of this pregnancy I might as well tell you a little about it. (Though I’m sure most of you come to the blog for the recipes, I enjoy when other bloggers write about their own lives, so maybe you do too).
1. I’m 33 weeks pregnant today. Which means our baby is due to come in 7 weeks. But supposedly the average first pregnancy lasts 40 weeks and 4 days, so I’m not counting on him coming on time or even early. My Dr. said he would induce me, but I’d like to avoid that if possible – although I’m not planning on going natural, I’d rather have the contractions start naturally if possible, unless we make it to 41 weeks then we are definitely forcing this baby out! (Ps. I did a poll on my personal Facebook and probably 75% of the people actually had their first baby early, so I’m crossing my fingers that he’ll come around May 11th (Mother’s day!) or May 12 would be perfect.
2. You know the pregnancy glow they talk about? Well, I don’t have it. Since being pregnant I have had the worst face acne I’ve ever had it my life. Like broken out over my entire face and some of my neck. So that’s pretty fun. Hopefully it’ll clear up when he comes.
3. Apparently when someone is pregnant all sense of social rules and norms from those around them goes out the door. “Wow, you’re REALLY BIG for 7 months pregnant” or “Are you sure you should be working still, that thing is HUGE”. Luckily I haven’t had random strangers come up and rub my belly though apparently many people think that’s okay. I just don’t understand it though – its not okay in our culture to tell someone that they’re fat, why is it okay to tell a pregnant woman who is already more emotionally unstable and concerned about what she looks like, that she is huge?
4. Why does no one talk about pregnancy induced carpal tunnel? Like, I had never ever heard about it until I decided to google something like “pregnant and my arms are falling asleep at night” and it came up. But why isn’t it mentioned that it could happen to you? Maybe cause there is no “cure”. My Dr. said I could try wrist braces and drinking more water (Btw, how does more water make swelling go down?). Anyway, I wake up with one or both arms asleep most nights, my left hand always HURTS like really bad for a few minutes, especially my thumb and sometimes pointer finger, randomly throughout the day my arms will be sore, and when I write my right hand cramps up. So I’m hoping that goes away when the baby comes too.
5. I don’t mean to just complain about pregnancy, though I might as well state the facts. But really I haven’t had it bad. I got a little sick in the beginning, but not anything serious, I don’t get heartburn too bad or too often, and I’m still mostly sleeping through the night, so really there is not too much to complain about. Mostly I am so grateful I have the opportunity to be pregnant with this little guy. My favorite part about it is definitely feeling him kick and squirm and push against my body all day long. I can’t wait to meet him and hold his little fidgety body!