Because it just wasn’t enough that I’ve had all the symptoms I’ve had I’ve got 3 more to add to the list!
Here’s a rundown of what I’ve had/have so far:
- abnormal hair growth
- EXTREME weight gain
- butt cramping
- leg cramping
- threatened preterm labor
- heart palpitations
- gestational diabetes
- and a whole bunch of other stuff that cannot be explained without it being too graphic.
Now I can add, lock jaw (due to the relaxin in my system), anemia, and PUPPS to the list of side effects! how DOPE is that?
Yes, if you don’t know what PUPPS is look it up, it’s pretty gross. It’s basically a rash that occurs because of stretchmarks and other reasons and it’s apparently more likely to show up in women who are carrying boys. This makes me laugh because this little man inside me is definitely always making his presence known, and making it known that he is, in fact, a BOY.
Anyway, PUPPS is like chicken pox to the 500th degree and there is, get this, NO TREATMENT! So, I sit at home with a cold rag on my stomach, and rub cortisone and Aveeno on my stomach like crazy….I’m tempted to just drink the stuff. (don’t worry i’m not nuts, I won’t do that, come on.)
I’m so ready to pop this little boy out already.