Friday, June 18, 2010

Week 23: Friday, June 18, 2010

Weight: 140 pounds
Symptoms: itchiness, insomnia, fatigue, swelling (minor, only in left ankle so far)
Cravings: french fries (especially from Chick-fil-A), vanilla soft-serve ice cream, cupcakes
Listening to: Heligoland by Massive Attack

I had my first "cankle" this week. Yep, my left ankle swelled up. Luckily, the swelling was minor, but it did last for about a day and a half. It was alarming, but based on everything I've been reading, this swelling is normal at this stage of the pregnancy.

I've had to work a lot of overtime this week. Plus, a coworker has been coming in to the office while sick--with a stomach bug, no less! I had to work from home yesterday to avoid the germs because she wouldn't go home, but my duties required me to be back in the office today. I made sure I wore my latex gloves and sprayed Lysol readily. Sure, I got laughed at, but I don't care. I'm doing everything I can to prevent myself and my unborn son from being harmed. I can't understand how some people can be so inconsiderate.

On a lighter note, I am feeling the baby regularly now. He's getting strong enough to jolt me awake at night! Besides kicking when I lie down, he also likes to kick when I'm eating. As sleep deprived as his movement might make me, I still relish it and look forward to it. I wish Joey could feel these kicks from the inside. They give me a whole new reason to smile and be thankful.