We had a little bit of a scare this weekend. Here I am hanging out with my friend, running errands etc, and I noticed my hand has been a bit tingley all day, but not much of a problem. Then we're walking through Target and I notice that my hand is feeling completely numb, so I say, "Wow, my hand feels really weird" and I look at it and it's like totally swollen and red and hard. And my friend was like, "Um.. that is NOT normal. You need to call the doctor." So we go sit down in their little cafe area and I call my doc. I felt completely fine other than my monster hand, and it was only the right hand. So he tells me to go into the ER to check for a blood clot.
I call Husband and tell him what's going on, and drive home to pick him up, then off to the hospital we go. Since I'm past 20 weeks ER won't see me so they send me to L&D Triage, which I'd prefer anyway to be honest. I go up and they admit me, and nurse comes in and asks me a bunch of questions. Did I get bit by something, etc. Of course by this time the swelling is starting to go down. They put the heartbeat monitor on and check on the baby and she's fine, they take my blood pressure which is fine, and I pee in a cup. You know, routine shit. Then they order an ultrasound on my arm, which we wait for for like an hour. Turns out everything is fine. They said probably just the walking around with my arm hanging down and swinging probably just swelled it up, and to make sure and watch it, drink lots of water, blah blah. Keep my arm elevated when walking around, and if it happens again sit down and keep it elevated and if the swelling doesn't go down come in again.
How far along? 23 weeks tomorrow
Total Weight Gain? Up 8lbs per my last doctor visit. Seems to be about a pound a week at this point, but i haven't weighed myself since.
Maternity Clothes? yep
Stretch Marks? 5 total on my lower belly that are getting bigger and darker.
Sleep? same as it's been.
Best Moment This Week? I don't know... nothing really new going on.
Movement? Lots. I'm trying to figure out her patterns but she's seems to do what she wants, when she wants.
Food Cravings? hmmm this week i was craving Sweet Tomatoes.
Labor signs? no effing thank you!
Belly Button? Innie but getting pretty shallow. I wonder if it'll pop out.
What I Miss? Sex. It's just not the same. :( I hope it returns to normal after and my labido isn't shot for life.
What I Am Looking Forward To? Everything that's to come in the next four months, and I'll admit, I'm already getting anxious to meet our baby girl. :) Is it December yet? I'll tell you what I'm NOT looking forward to - swelling. My feet and hands are already swelling. Blech!
Weekly Wisdom? ......?
Milestones? um... nothing new. Same ol', which is why I only update this every two or three weeks.