Monday, April 12, 2010

My Dogs are Barking

My feet are KILLING ME! This is one pregnancy side effect I was completely unaware of. The simple act of running errands on the weekends leaves me feeling like I just ran five miles. Last night they were so sore I kept taking breaks from housework and they still felt really tender when I got up this morning. Even my knees are sore. I guess I'm lucky to have a desk job!

Speaking of running, I never mentioned that, after the pre-term labor scare at 29 weeks, my OB said I should cut back on the cardio because I was having contractions at the end of my workouts. So, now I am down to walking and my prenatal video. I try to walk for 30 minutes to an hour 2-3 times a week, and I do the video twice a week. This doesn't sound like much to me, but I don't have that "jelly ass" feeling I usually get when I don't workout, so I guess it's doing something to keep me in some-sort of shape. Perhaps carrying around an extra 30 pounds is a workout in itself? It will be interesting to see how difficult it will be to run a mile in a few months!

Other than sore feet, the other pregnancy symptom I've been really battling is insomnia. At least one out of every two nights, I wake up at about 5:30 AM and am unable to go back to sleep. Considering I go to bed at 10:00 and wake up twice to pee before I wake up a third time at 5:30, I’m not getting enough sleep. I called in sick last Wednesday because I felt like a walking zombie. Thankfully, I slept well the last two nights and feel so.much.better.

The only other pregnancy symptoms I’ve been experiencing is a raging appetite, the continuation of heartburn (I just opened fourth Costco bottle of Tums since being pregnant), and water retention, (I took off my rings at 30 weeks, and I have the worst sock marks on my legs at the end of the day. Even my watch leaves a mark!). People have started asking me if I am "just ready to have this baby" and I am happy to say that, although I can't wait to meet her, I am perfectly okay with dealing with these pregnancy woes for a bit longer – as much as I just complained, it hasn't gotten that bad, yet. But I may have a different response in a few weeks!


Lindsay said...

Hope your feet are feeling better soon!

Shannon said...

Im dying at the comment "My dogs are barking"- Dan and I say that all the time, love it.

I really cant believe you are so close to the end. I know it can get so uncomfortable but hang in there! :)

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