TOOTHACHE WHILE PREGNANT
It's about 5:00AM in the morning here and I am wide awake. I went to bed with a horrible toothache. It was so painful that I called my hospital and asked them to get my doctor on the phone. She told me take Tylenol until I could see the dentist. I'd already taken one extra strength and I agonized over taking that one. She assured me that I would be okay. But, one didn't put a dent in the pain. So, she suggested I take another. (Sigh) That one worked and I was able to sleep for a few hours. I woke up at 3:30AM and I haven't been to go back to sleep. So I am just up.
At three months pregnant, I learned that my wisdom tooth (lower right) was developing a cavity. That was horrible news! However, both my dentist and doctor recommended not pulling it out until my pregnancy was more stable in the third trimester. So, my dentist sealed treated the cavity with some infection stuff and sealed it off. He told me to return if the pain came back and he'd re-treat and re-seal until my third trimester, then he could remove it.
I'm hard-headed and a bit stubborn. It's the final trimester and I am trying to my best to power through for a few reasons. Mainly, I am concerned about the pain medication I will have to take once the tooth is pulled. I don't want anything to affect my baby. Also, I think I'd like to schedule to have my tooth pulled when my family is here to help me with baby girl-- and my tooth pain!
Anyway, so in addition to the regular insomniac patterns as of late, we can add toothache to the main cause this evening. First thing I'm doing this morning is calling up my dentist and scheduling a re-treat/and re-seal.
Then I'm off to my first Tokyo Pregnancy Group meeting. I'm pretty darn excited about it actually! (Notice the Bella's Cupcake endorsement?)
CUPCAKES IN TOKYO
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a sweet tooth (I guess, hence the cavity). Before pregnancy and during most of the first trimester, I LOVED sugar. When I first came to Japan, I was soooooo disappointed with the desserts here, they just weren't sweet enough for me.
Something changed around the 2nd trimester and now, I just don't want anything really super sweet. It's quite shocking! It's like my brain all of a sudden had a sugar shut down and that was that. I literally will eat half a candy-- occasionally. No kidding! Until now, I don't think I've ever just eating half of a candy!
The reason I'm talking about sugar is because I've found it quite tough to find good ole 'American-style' cupcakes in Tokyo. I tried Knotting Hill's and they were okay. Not as moist or sweet as I like though.
A friend recently brought over some from ANA hotel (thanks Gladys!) and there were more Japanese style (looks pretty on the outside... but missing a key ingredient on the inside). So that was a miss too. Apparently, I am a serious cupcake critic. :) Fitting being that there is apparently a cupcake bubble happening in the US!
I learned recently of Bellas Cupcakes Tokyo and I have been pleading with them on Facebook to come to the Tokyo Pregnancy Group meeting... No reply yet to my plea. (Let's fix that shall we Bellas?) I'm planning to attend tomorrow and I really want a cupcake! (Toothache and all, I have to try their cupcakes!) I have pretty high hopes and the reviews thus far have been pretty good. Though, admittedly I am quite biased when it comes to cupcake makers. I think Americans make the best cupcakes.
Don't believe me? Trust me, cupcakes are so serious that they have their own reality TV show back home. Have a looksy below.
If Bella's doesn't cut it then perhaps I should get in the cupcake game! (Joking... kind of!) I'm off for an early morning bike ride with G. He's up too and we just decided to get some fitness in before the busyness of the day begins. (keep my tooth in your thoughts please!)