Yesterday my co-workers and I were talking about pregnancy symptoms. Everyone's been fairly surprised that I haven't been complaining too much about the usual suspects such as heartburn or swollen ankles. I mentioned that while I'd had a few bad bouts of heartburn, I didn't get it too often and when I did, I could get it pretty much in check. And that, to date, my ankles hadn't gotten swollen and everything felt great.
That changed this morning. I woke up with deep indentations where my socks met my legs. It took a bit of effort to get my rings on my fingers. And, checking my socks just know, I found puffy, indented ankles. Ugh! Of course, now I can add worrying about pre-eclampsia to my list.
There are so many things that the books don't mention. They don't tell you that it will hurt when your bellybutton pops. They don't mention the "stabbing crotch pain" you will feel in your vagina or the fact that it will radiate outward in your groin and make it practically impossible to walk. And the books definitely don't say a word about the "squirming eels" feeling you will sometimes get when your baby(ies) are hanging low and moving around above your crotch.
Instead they are vague about symptoms, saying some women feel great others feel not so hot. I have exhaustion hanging like a dark heavy fog around me and realize that I fall into the "not so hot" category. It's only Wednesday and I'm wondering how I'm going to make it until Friday.