Bun in oven

That unwanted zing

You know that feeling when your foot sort of goes to sleep and then it starts to tingle strangely, right before the painful pins and needles sensation sets in? That happened to me yesterday. Not just the foot, no, but it started to wash over my entire body.

It was just the oddest thing. I was on the bus on the way to school, when I felt the left side of my body start to tingle. Thinking that it was because of the pressure of my bag on my left knee, I shifted the bag over to the other knee. Almost immediately after, my right side started to go all almost-pins and needles on me as well. At the same time, I felt as if my limbs were heavy and weak, and my shoulders were weighed down by, hmm, the burden that Atlas was carrying.

When I got off the bus, it took every ounce of my strength to climb up the overhead bridge. All this time, the tingling never abated and it felt as if blood wasn’t reaching my hands and head fast enough. I started feeling cold as well. Somehow, I managed to make my way to the office and immediately put my head on the table to breath through it.

It wasn’t working.

Almost an hour of breathing and wondering what the heck was going on, I decided to call it a day at the office and rescheduled my classes. Popped back home to a concerned husband, who was himself on MC because of his bout of food poisoning, before heading to the doctor’s.

In a nutshell, Dr Y had no idea what was going on with me. He postulated that I could be running low on blood sugar again (despite the fact that I had breakfast earlier) or that I had possibly contracted the same bug that hit Mr Thick and my body was busy fighting the infection. Thankfully, he ruled out a stroke because the sensation was not limited to just one side of my body. I was sent home without any medication, only to rest and hydrate. If the feeling persisted, I had to report back to him and he might have to run some neurological tests on me.


The good news is, that weird, tingling feeling subsided by the time I went to bed. I wasn’t feeling 100% still but at least I had an appetite and had more strength in my body.

Odd how pregnancy takes a toll on the human body, isn’t it? The good thing is, the little guy is fine and growing “averagely”. Phew! He’s in a head down position now (yay!) and his legs are pointing up and over my belly button. He showed us his pouty lips yesterday when we had a clear look at his face, too cute!

(And also v alien looking. Don’t ultrasounds of babies remind you of aliens? Am I the only weird mother?)

And oh, there’s absolutely no doubt that the nugget’s a he.

Dr Y: Hmm do you guys know the gender already?

Me: Err yes? (horrified) Why, is there a change and we don’t know it?! (thinking of all the boy clothes that I had bought)

Dr Y: What did you think it is?

Me: A boy lah! That’s what you said.

Dr Y: Then why would it change?

Me: I don’t know, maybe cos you saw wrongly or he was hiding his bits?

Dr Y: Nope, no hiding his bits, I am staring at his testicles right now.

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