Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pain, Pain, Go Away

You may have read from one of my previous posts that I'm not exactly a big fan of pain. Unfortunately, pain is something that is no doubt hand in hand with pregnancy. I applaud myself for making it sound so gentle.

The leg cramp is brand new in my list of pregnancy pains. I've never had any of them before I got pregnant. Well since last week I've had two already, and now everytime I go to bed I have this fear of waking up in the middle of the night with a stabbing pain all throughout my leg. The last time this happened I couldn't walk right for a day. Waking up with a leg cramp is literally like waking up to a nightmare.

Vertigo, dizziness, migraines--you could say I've hit the jackpot on the neuro department! Earlier this week I was in headache hell for three days but thank goodness it didn't turn out to be anything too serious. I knew I should have gone to the doctor but because every move made me feel like everything was spinning, I chose to stay home and stay in bed to rest my hurting little head.

If you could only see me walking around you would probably never guess that I've been in some beauty pageants. I walk like a penguin now. No, I believe the right term is waddle. Carrying a growing baby in my huge belly leaves poise no room in the third trimester of pregnancy. Waddling like a fat bird doesn't really belong in the pain category but you know what I mean.

So yeah, for months it has been established that I'm pregnant and not crippled nor immobile. As a normal person, a loving wife, and a productive citizen of the this hopeless country, just like you I have activities of daily living or what you call ADLs. You know: chores, grooming, shopping, socializing, the whole deal of everyday life. The only difference is that in my present condition, ADLs bring fatigue up to a higher level than that of a non-pregnant person which leaves me exaggeratedly exhausted at the end of the day. The problem my friends is that when I need to sleep, I can't. I am on the borderline of the 2nd and 3rd trimesters and sleeping is becoming only a privilege. My baby is my boss. I can't do anything about her strong painful movements at bedtime and the pressure she has put on my nerves from sitting on them for the whole day starting from my lower back and from the waist down don't help lull me to sleep either.

If I were to give awards to my annoying painful episodes, I would give the back aches a 10-foot golden trophy and a gold medal to go with it. I have a feeling it will never leave me alone up until I pop this wonder baby out of me.

As unfortunate as all that may sound up there, I'm actually a very lucky woman to share all these weird, wild, and wonderful experiences with the one and only man who has never left my side all throughout this pregnancy. I'm very thankful that he's with me all the way, supporting me and making things all better. Your patience is amazing. I love you, Jai. The pain is nothing as long as you're there for me. You save me.

I guess there's nothing left for you to say other than: CONGRATULATIONS!!!


  1. kung ano kelangan mo, sabihin mo lang, gagawin ko hanggat kaya. andito lang ako palagi para sayo at para sa wondergirl natin. mahal ko kayo.