Friday, October 8, 2010

I had no idea...

that round ligament pains would hurt so bad.  I had another visit from the ligament fairy the other night.  I laid in bed for a few minutes just trying to wait it out until the pain was so bad that I eventually had to get up and stretch it.  Stretching it doesn't make it go away but it feels better to do something rather than just lay there and take the pain.  It occured to me what a freak Michelle Duggar is while I was experiencing my round ligament pain.  You know....this lady...

I can't imagine being pregnant 19 times and experiencing round ligament pain 19 different pregnancies!  I mean I know all women are different and each pregnancy is different but holy buhjeezus!  If she experienced round ligament pain in 10 out of her pregnancies she is a certifiable wackadoodle!  I cursed her name while I stood there at the foot of my bed in agony.

Another thing I had no clue about were Braxton Hicks contractions.  So Wednesday night I am minding my own business, watching TV when all of a sudden I get this terrible cramping feeling on my right side.  At first I thought it was a freak pain but it grew more and more intense.  I noticed it but didn't think anything of it at first and then I started getting worried as I was home alone and had no idea what I was experiencing.  Thank goodness I had read about BH contractions that morning while sending J our 23 week update.  I was able to google it on my iphone while laying on the sofa and decided that my pain was similar enough to what I was reading that I didn't need to get worried.  Sure enough, after a couple different episodes they went away. 

My co-worker laughs at me when I ask her "why didn't anyone tell me?" and assures me there's a lot more that no one told me with an evil smile on her face.

Oh yes...and last night I did something to J I had been telling him I was going to do for sometime...I switched sides of the bed with him.  If I'm going to sleep on my left side then I want to see my alarm clock darnit!   The only way this is possible is to sleep on his side.  Plus, his side comes with one added benefit...it's closer to the bathroom.  YAY!  I made two trips to the bathroom last night and cherished the shorter journey.  I do hate that his side of the bed creeks and I will be looking into this but one added feature is that now when he steps out of his clothes and leaves them on the floor before getting into bed I won't see them every day like I did when they were on the other side...my new side.  Of course, this just means I have to walk to the other side of the bed now to pick up his clothes...oh the joy.  Good thing I like him...A LOT!

2 comments:

Briana Smith Leonard said...

I can totally relate to how you are feeling! I've been suffering from round ligament pain and severe pubic bone pain since about 20 weeks (i'm 33 weeks now). Nobody ever told me about this!! For me the pain gets so bad I can hardly walk. I often find myself laughing at the craziness of it (plus if I didn't laugh I'd probably cry)! I hope that it isn't as bad for you!!

Auntie K said...

RLPs and BHCs ... ahh, joys of pregnancy?? lol I've been experiencing them as well. I've noticed I feel the BHs more so when I need to pee or if I haven't had enough water throughout the day. The first time I experienced BHs freaked me out as well and landed me in L & D (mainly because I had no idea what I was feeling or if they were normal!) Not to mention I wasn't sure if it was too early to be experiencing them.

17 more weeks to go girly! :) We can do it!