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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Aches, pains and cramps

I haven't written all that much about what I'm going through with the pregnancy, mostly because I am so grateful to be here that I don't want to appear to be complaining, but recently the 'symptoms' of pregnancy are starting to become rather annoying, and more than a little painful!

Last night I was woken up at 4.30am with cramp in my calf on my left leg, it left me screaming in agony as I'm not used to this (although this is the 2nd time in 2 weeks - last time it was my right leg). However prior to this I think I've only ever had a cramp 2 or 3 times in my life!

When I'm in bed, I'm finding that most nights now it's getting very uncomfortable, even though we have a memory foam mattress (can't imagine how bad it would be on a normal mattress!), but my hips, back and groin area seem to get stiff and painful which makes getting up to go to the loo or turning over in the night very painful too!

When I'm out walking in the day, I can manage a couple of hours, but I'm still suffering with pelvic pain at the back and now also groin pain at the front.

So generally being pregnant is damned uncomfortable, with outbreaks of pain!

Oh and I haven't slept through the night since June, as I'm up at least 3-4 times a night to use the loo, I figured this was good practice though for when the babies are here!

I'm not complaining though, I'm still very much thrilled to be where we are right now, and if this is what I have to cope with then so be it - I've already had a thousand needles poked in me, been probed, cut open, prodded, examined etc more than I care, so if I have to have this for the next 12 weeks in order to have 2 gorgeous little girls - then bring it on...


Tracey said...

Hi Elly-
I'm a stranger to you, but found your blog on the Shady Grove Facebook page. I'm a Shady Grove patient living in the DC area, about to embark on my 5th IVF.

I am so happy that you're finally talking about your symptoms! I've been wondering about how you feel and talking about what's going on with you is not complaining - it's giving others information that they can relate to or even use on their own journey. Let's hear more!!! =) Lots of happy thoughts and prayers to you and your girls.

Jeannine said...

I'm almost 26 weeks pregnant and am starting to get calf cramps too. I find that if I flex my foot quickly enough, I can hold them off. It didn't work for my last pregnancy, but so far so good this time around. They really hurt!

Nicola said...

You look amazing girlie!!! So happy you have come this far already.