Pain, pain, go away

With 8 weeks to go, all I can think about now is giving birth. I’m not looking forward to the birthing process per se, seeing that I’m terrified of needles and I’m averse to any sort of pain whatsoever. I have the pain threshold of a 3-year-old child, and the slightest bit of pain sends me hyperventilating.

I’ve got very vivid memories of Tru’s delivery after the anesthesia wore off and I was screaming the hospital down for morphine. Totally unglam on retrospect, but pain turns me into a raging maniac.

Suffice to say, I’m dreading the labor and delivery, but the final weeks of pregnancy is like being in Siberia. It sucks. There’s nothing I can do except twiddle my thumbs and wait for water to trickle down my legs (not pee, ok). I can’t remember what it feels like to run and skip without a care in the world. Just the other day, I thought I was going to pass out after 5 minutes of brisk walking, and I had to sit down for the next 30 minutes to recuperate.

There’s also a new ailment which didn’t show up during my first pregnancy. Recently, my crotch feels like there’s an elephant sitting on it from the inside, and any slight movement sends a wave of numbing pain (akin to a bruise) into the joints. Evidently, it’s put quite a damper on the romance and passion this time around.

On top of it all, I’ve been having unexplainable throbbing pains on various parts of my body. The husband seems to think its hilarious, but there’s really nothing funny about it when I’m on the receiving end of some ancient voodoo curses. I remember this scene in one of the Indiana Jones’ flicks where some tribal witches were performing a curse on a voodoo doll by stabbing it, and the pain would somehow be felt on the real guy. It freaked me out then and still haunts me till this day. I have also since stopped watching Indiana Jones. It’s evil.


seriously, it hurts. Stop it!

A couple of days ago, the pain started in my hands, like someone was stabbing my wrist every 10 minutes. After searching the net for possible explanations, the best advice was to leave it alone and lo and behold, it just went away the next day all by itself.

Now it’s moved to my left ear and it’s getting unbearable. It’s so bad that I can’t even swallow or think without wincing in pain. Unless some insect crawled into my ear and died there, I’m pretty sure it’s caused by some venomous Mother, Inc haters.

Whoever you are, I’ll hunt you down and may the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.

Ok, seriously, please make it stop. I’ll do whatever you say.

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  • Reply rcl May 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hi there! I just started reading your blog. Anyways.. I was wondering how you felt during the earlier part of your pregnancy? I’m 10 1/2 weeks and I’m feeling rather horrible with nausea, vomiting and all that jazz.. makes me wonder if I can do it again. LOL.

  • Reply Daphne May 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I had it pretty bad during the first trimester, with a lot of nausea and vomiting and bad hair. And it didn’t help that I had to take care of a kid the whole time. But it gets better after 12/13 weeks. I was back to eating durians like there’s no tomorrow.
    So hang in there! Not like there’s anything you can do about it now anyway, though. And congrats on the new kid!

  • Reply Daphne May 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Why is my gravatar that of a freaky monster with exposed brains? WEBMASTER!!!!

  • Reply esther May 20, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    daph.. u brave brave soul… wei da de ma ma! (translated: big hearted sacrificial ma ma)

  • Reply rcl May 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Oh ok! Good to know my suffering is errr.. normal?

    My nausea is bad at night.. I’ve been vomiting a lot of acid before bedtime and from what I’ve read online it’s acid reflux. Can’t wait for this phase to be over!

    Good luck for Tru’s birthday party! :)

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