I have really enjoyed being pregnant, but things are definitely starting to take a toll on my body. I thought I'd share a few of my recent pregnancy-related woes (thankfully, nothing too serious).
-Cankles: I learned the other day after wearing some cute, modest heels (only 2.5 inches!) two days in a row that doing so will cause ginormous cankles--you know, where your calves merge into your ankles. After work the second day, I got home and my feet and legs were so swollen I could barely put on my tennis shoes. NOT a pretty site. Luckily, the swelling went down after a couple of days. Lesson learned--flats from now on. That might just be the excuse I need to get a new pair of Tory Burch Reva's!
-Cracked Rib: So, I'm pretty sure I have a cracked rib. I had a cold a bit a ago for a couple of weeks, and was doing a lot of coughing. Since my uterus and baby are now sitting just below my rib cage, and my lungs have expanded due to the pregnancy, the force from coughing cracked my poor middle-ish riblet on my right side. It hurt so bad the first few days. Now its just an ache like a pulled muscle that hurts worse when I do certain things (i.e. breath deeply, try to find a comfy position to sleep in), but otherwise doesn't bother me.
-Belly hazards: The other day I went to my car after work and realized that the space I'd parked in was a bit tight. I opened the driver's side door as far as it would go before hitting the car next to me, and went to squeeze in. Apparently, Baby Lloyd wasn't having that--my belly wouldn't fit! The passenger side wasn't any better. So, I literally had to climb in from the back seat (luckily that door worked!) and manuever my way into the driver's seat. Some old guy who was getting into his car across from me thought I was crazy. So, now I have to pay attention to my belly and make sure there is room for it when parking, picking where to sit at a restaurant, etc. Being prego is nuts!
-I'm becoming more of an idiot: Some days I feel like I'm losing my mind. The other day I pulled out my camera to show pics from our recent babymoon (more on that later!) and accidentally erased all of the pics. I never do things like that...seriously, never. I was in such disbelief. Luckily, my father in law is an IT guru and was able to recover the files. I'm definitely off my game at times. I guess its hard to concentrate when you've got two pounds of something squirming around in your belly. :)
That's all for now. I have several posts to do to catch up on the whirlwind of things we've been doing the last couple of weeks, so more soon.
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