Sunday, November 1, 2009

Classic Pregnancy Carpal Tunnel and my face is spreading

Well I have classic pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome. I've never had issues with carpal tunnel before so it was a little scary to see my fingers swell so bad that I couldn't straighten them. Saturday morning was rough. I woke up at 6:30 with my right hand pointer and middle finger so swollen that I couldn't straighten them and I was very scared. My fingers finally went down so I went back to bad only to wake up at 8 am with three fingers so swollen that I couldn't stand it. I was crying and shaking my hand trying to get the swelling down and feeling back. Luckily we called the midwife and she told me to wear hand braces for carpal tunnel basically 24/7. It's hard getting use to it but it does help. Last night I managed to make it thru the night without any swelling, thanks to the braces!
I have also noticed that my nose is spreading :( Ray warned me that it happened to his sister-in-law. I don't recall it happening to his sister but it is happening to me. I noticed it in the mirror yesterday. So far my feet are holding steady, they only swell if I'm on my feet for a long time so so far so good. I wonder how much of my body will go back to pre-baby shape after I birth my child?