Monday, 30 July 2007

A couple of things are making me worried today.

After months of being able to feel the ouline of the baby's bum and spine pretty clearly, it seems like sometime last week she decided, enough of that, and has turned. This means her back is now lying against my back and she is facing outward. This does not make me happy. The most immediate problem this creates is that she is now pressing on some nerves which is making my legs a little numb. It's not painful (that comes later) but it is strange and unnerving to not be able to feel front of my thighs when I walk.
The much bigger problem with the baby lying in a posterior position is that if I go into labour with her that way, it is reportedly a much more painful experience. Not to mention that it generally takes longer as well. Apparently there are things you can do to make her turn before labour, but it doesn't guarantee that she'll stay there!

The other thing that is worrying me today is my itchy feet. Apparently this could signal a problem with my liver that could result in a still birth. I did not know this prior to today. (The internet really can be a scary place!) It's been going on for a couple of weeks now, but I didn't think to mention it to the doctor. The numbness seemed so much more serious. That goes to show you that you have to mention every little thing to the doctor! I don't think it's much of a problem since I really only have the itching as a symptom, but I'm glad the doctor's appointments have ramped up to once a week now. I think I can wait until Tuesday's appointment to ask about this.

To end on happier news, my workmates threw me a surprise shower earlier this week! I was actually surprised because I don't finish until next Thursday and I didn't think they would do something that early. I got lots of great stuff including a few things off my registry. I've got to get down to Toys R Us and make sure they get taken off the list.

Oh man, so much to do and only one more month to do it all in!


Donna said...

Hey there!

I found that my feet got extra hot when I was pregnant and that often causes EXTREME itchyness. You could try washing your feet at nigth and then putting some creme on your feet for the ichyness. I had a similar thing happen where I would literally wake up in the middle of the night because the feet were so itchy. (but then I always have itcy feet!) It has been so dry/dusty/plain icky that that is more likely to be culprit. Your circulation is probably a little wonky right about now.

Never a better reason, I say go for a pedicure :)

Jean-Anne said...

I will pray for you in Ukrainian

You know it has special powers

Jen said...

getting puffy and stretched can also make your body itchy. i got some great body butter at lush it feels divine.

miss you.