Ouch!

You know those leg cramps that are common in middle to late pregnancy.  You know the ones.  Those crazy painful leg cramps that you get when you sleep.  The one’s where you wake up screaming.  If you are lucky, you can wake up when you feel the cramp coming on and hold your leg as still as humanly possible and your cramp won’t progress to the screaming stage.  But it’s still not fun, more of a teeth clenching, grunting pain than screaming.

I have never had one of those cramps while I was awake.  It always happened while I slept.  That is common right?  Introducing baby number 4!  Not only do I have those cramps while I am awake, but they aren’t in my legs.  They are in my FEET!

9 more weeks.  9 more weeks and I’m kicking this boy out!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Megan B ? says:

    Owie!

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  2. Tara says:

    Don't know if it will help you, but I have always gone through those (freaking Bob out every time in the process) and my mother told me that she learned she needed more salt. When a cramp was coming on, put salt directly under your tongue and let it dissolve there. But since I could never bring myself to do that, with this one I've been very careful to keep a "salt healthy" diet – not so that I'm disgusted by it, but certainly more than I would normally do – basically putting a little on everything that makes sense, cooking with salt in nearly everything, and eating tortilla chips. I've had two nights with "close calls" and have realized they were the days that Bob took over the cooking and I wasn't eating salty foods or adding salt to my food. But, on all other accounts, I've felt great in that department – I still get sore muscles and a sense of tightness that can be massaged out, but never come close to cramps. May be worth a try!Of course I'm also iron and calcium deficient this time too – and I've heard that potassium can help with the cramps, but I never had luck with that in my last four.

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  3. Mom says:

    Those are called "charley horses" I think. If that is what you are having I have the cure. What ever way your foot is curling to, flex it the other way. I found that just standing up and putting weight on the whole foot would stop the cramp in it's tracks. I've never had charlie horses in my legs though. Can't help ya with that one.

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