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your dad cheated (or alternatively he was a creative problem-solver) and carpal tunnel attacks May 27, 2009

Hello Speck!

I got it wrong again – your dad didn’t win the celebrity babies (that was S of course & then K second), he won the “fill-in the nursery rhyme blanks” game.   Which I still find pretty amazing (they were hard).   But I got it out of him – how he did it.  Quite tricky really.   He collaborated.  With the 5 year-old L.   So your dad apparently sang the beginning of the rhyme to L & L just finished off the sentences.   Even the one about 3 men in a tub who apparently came from rotten potatoes (who would have known???).    It makes more sense now.   The baby food one I’m not as surprised about.

And I have worked out why my hands are so sore in the morning and why my arms keep being totally numb when I wake up in the middle of the night.  It seems I may have pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome.   Another pregnancy-ailment that occurs mostly in the third trimester and should hopefully disappear when you’re born.   Something to do with the fluid retention in my hands and wrists and crunching up my hands when I sleep.  I’m going to try to drink heaps more water today and perhaps some camomile tea and see if that helps.  Its pretty painful, but goes away relatively quickly once I wake up and move my arms, wrists and fingers about (though this of course hurts).   Love the body changes with pregnancy.  You never know what is coming next.

Hope you’re well.  There is still lots of vigorous movement going on down in there so I suspect you’re not ready to come out yet.  Still in-training.

love you

mum

 

2 Responses to “your dad cheated (or alternatively he was a creative problem-solver) and carpal tunnel attacks”

  1. vegancowgirl Says:

    Hey! Sorry to hear about the soreness you are experiencing. I have also recently developed one of the “end” of the road discomforts – sciatica pain. Ouch! But, I have booked myself in with an osteopath. Is there perhaps something similar that could help you?

    Please feel better – excited for you and speck!

  2. rakster Says:

    Hello!

    thanks for the support. I’ve been reading your updates – you’re almost there too! The birthing bath sounds great – I’d love to see some more pictures of it…

    Yep – I’m going to go to my acupuncturist this week to get the hands sorted out & I’m gulping camomile tea. Hopefully those things will alleviate it a little.

    Good luck!

    -r


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