Another doctor’s appointment and health update

This week’s appointment with Dr. L was uneventful. I was glad to find out I dropped a pound. It must be all the long walks and cutting back on starch/sugar. Other than that, everything was normal and on track.

Starting last week, my right hand became constantly numb. I googled the symptom and it appears normal as a part of the pregnancy. I did ask Dr. L about it, and she said that it’s likely carpal tunnel caused by nerves being pinched during pregnancy. She wasn’t too concerned about it. I do hope that the symptoms will go away once the baby is born.

My lower back pain seems to be under better control because of the daily walks. Walking seems to loosen up whatever was causing the pain. I also noticed that my calves have not cramped even once since I started the long walks. I enjoy going for walks with mom. We chat, check out shops, and stop for coffee. It makes the walking seem less like an exercise but more of a fun thing to do with mom.

When I walk uphill, I often get the Braxton Hicks contractions. Sometimes it makes me a little nervous, wondering if it’s a real contraction. Nevertheless, walking feels really nice, even when I’m huffing and puffing going uphill. I hope Joshua will enjoy sitting in a stroller and going for walks too, because I do want to go for daily walks when I’m on maternity leave.

Despite the discomforts, thankfully, I do sleep quite well. I have so often heard of pregnant women not getting good quality sleep because of all the discomforts. For me, other than getting up twice a night to go to the bathroom, I sleep quite well. Once a while I would wake up because my arms are numb or my calves cramp, but other than that, I’ve never been woken up by Joshua kicking or from other discomforts. I guess I’m lucky in that regard.

It’s now the start of my third week off work, and I’m really enjoying this time. I’m getting lots of rest, exercise, and relaxation.


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