It's an angel sent from God
Growing in my belly
Like a sweet pea in a pod!
- Melissa Hatcher
Is it normal to feel clumsy during pregnancy? Yes. Unfortunately, feeling graceful and dexterous isn't part of the pregnancy package. You'll probably feel clumsiest in the last trimester, but this feeling subsides after delivery. Clumsiness should come as no surprise if you consider what your body's going through: you're carrying more weight; your centre of gravity has changed with your growing uterus; your fingers, toes, and other joints are all loosening due to pregnancy hormones. You may even experience numbness and weakness in your arms as your posture changes.
Oh my Tuhan! That explains a lot! I am used to myself being cemerkap but I have been clumsy yang teramat sangat lately, even I can’t stand my own clumsiness.
Apparently, it has everything to do with the pregnancy!
I have lost count of how many pinggan dan cawan I broke. Or how many times my lengan or kaki or kepala bumped into something when I could have avoided them. Or how many times I almost trip tanpa sebab musabab. Or how many scarves and blouses I stained from the simplest tasks of makan dan minum. Or how many typos I tweeted. Ngeee.
It’s the pregnancy! Phew! Thank you, Baby Centre! For making me feel better I guess. Ngeh.
Look! I even stayed away from Arman, because I was afraid that I might break or drop him or something. Kah kah kah. No lah. I was selesema a bit, so it’s better for me not to infect the 8-days-old cutie pie or Aniz would putus sahabat dengan I. Ngeh.
So yeah, the question is, can I do anything to overcome this awkwardness? Sadly the answer is NO. Simply knowing that you're not as coordinated as usual helps. Watch out for wet, icy or uneven surfaces when walking and don't carry anything that you can't safely drop. And remember, clumsiness is only a temporary, pregnancy-related condition. (If you still feel clumsy after pregnancy, you can blame it on new baby fatigue but after that, well, you're on your own!)
You better be careful whenever you’re around me, people. Words of precaution: I am so tired from work today that I might break something later. Be afraid, be very afraid.