I joked about gaining sympathy pregnancy weight for my friend, Emily, but today I think I am experiencing "real" phantom/sympathy pain for Hank and Hope. Each kid had one cavity filled on the left side of the mouth this morning. I spent the morning walking back and forth between dental suites, alternating hand holding, leg rubbing, and tear wiping for each kid. They were both tough but it hurt.
Driving to work afterward I couldn't shake the nagging pain in my jaw on the left side. And it's still there.
Of course the kids are fine now.