What You Might Be Feeling
Heartburn, hemorrhoids, perhaps the occasional headache … it ain't pretty, but it's probably manageable.
While you most definitely feel very pregnant, this week is probably much of the same in terms of symptoms, which may include:
- All manner of indigestion (heartburn, gas, constipation, bloating, etc.)
- Continuing skin and hair changes
- Occasional headaches and/or dizziness
- Round ligament pain
- Leg cramping
- Dry eyes
- Swollen feet and ankles
It's those hormones, for the most part, keeping you on your toes (which might be swollen, too) with the usual pregnancy discomfort. You may also be experiencing some new or more recent sensations, such as itchy and red palms and soles, pregnancy-related carpel tunnel syndrome (an achiness, numbness and/or tingling in your hands and wrists), and significant back pain.
And, one of the best symptoms, unless, perhaps, it's clustered around 2 a.m.: increasing activity in your womb, which you might even be able to see now if the little one is stretching out.
Speaking of stretching out, that baby is getting so big …