What I got*

by Jen on October 10, 2007

in Does this baby make me look fat?

Of all the things I dreaded or outright feared when I was pregnant the first time, it was often a surprise what I got and what I didn’t get.

What I feared, but didn’t get:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Stretch Marks (Maybe because the Monkey came six weeks early?)
  • Placenta Previa (I started with a low placenta, so this was a concern)
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Breech presentation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Postpartum Depression

What I got instead:

  • Swollen feet (up a whole size!)
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Premature birth

My friend H2, who also happens to be my general practitioner, jokes with me about how I got all the “weird” stuff. Yes, if pregnancy could take a strange turn, that was me. Of course, I did things like call her at home on a Saturday morning to tell her I thought I had diagnosed myself, over the internet (and she hates Dr. Google!), with Bell’s Palsy. Which I had.

What will it be this time around? Stay tuned to find out.

*Not the answer to the famous question, “What’dya get?” which we all know is “I didn’t get nothing… I had to pay fifty dollars and pick up the garbage.”

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