Well, I guess I should start documenting this bump journey, eh? Now, I use the term “bump” very loosely because at the moment it doesn’t really exist (unless I eat a big meal, then I call it my “food baby” and Zack reminds me every time, “Um, you have a real baby” and I’m like okay then) but I think it’s important to document this anyway. Because soon enough there will be a bump, and it’s fun to see the progression. :) I even created a new category for all my baby-related posts. Are you ready for this? It’s called “Baby Did What.” I mean, come on. How cute is that, right? I’m pretty proud of that one.
This past weekend was a neighborhood Oktoberfest party. Our street was even shut down for it and everything. Zack and I were like, “Wait, people actually do things like this? It’s not just something they do in movies?” and then there we were. There was a Biergarten (yeah, but I couldn’t partake, obviously, but that’s okay because I don’t really like beer anyway) and sooooo much food! Bratwurst, a million sides, so many delicious desserts. It was the best. And now all of our neighbors know we’re with child (that’s just too fun to say) and so, yay!
I woke up in the middle of the night and my jaw was killinggggg me. I couldn’t get back to sleep for a very long time, and it was awful. So. Much. Pain. It was aching all day yesterday. Turnes out it’s a thing (TMJ) that happens during pregnancy for some people. You know, one of those lovely things nobody ever tells you about. So that’s nice. And by nice I mean pretty miserable. I have this awesome mouthguard that I’m wearing at night now to make sure I’m not grinding, so yay! I guess this is to make up for never having to have braces? I don’t know.
Have you ever had any issues with grinding and/or TMJ?
If you are/were pregnant, did this happen to you?
Did you celebrate Oktoberfest this past weekend?