Friday, December 6, 2013

Time to Whine

Because pregnancy in general isn't all sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. And besides, I know there are at least a few of you out there waiting (patiently or not) for something to go less than perfectly here. It's just human nature.

Don't get me wrong, this is still my easiest and best pregnancy to date. Sorry, blondesters... but this mellow Aussie has you both beat. Even so, there are a few concerns I'd like to file with the management. These include:

Most Annoyingly... Round Ligament Pain.
RLP for short. From WebMD 
"It is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy and is considered a normal part of pregnancy. It is most often felt during the second trimester." 
So no worries M&T, this is normal. What is the round Ligament and what is it's purpose? Also from WebMd:
Several thick ligaments surround and support your womb (uterus) as it grows during pregnancy. One of them is called the round ligament.
The round ligament connects the front part of the womb to your groin, the area where your legs attach to your pelvis. The round ligament normally tightens and relaxes slowly.
As your baby and womb grow, the round ligament stretches. That makes it more likely to become strained.
Sudden movements can cause the ligament to tighten quickly, like a rubber band snapping. This causes a sudden and quick jabbing feeling.
RLP is a stabbing pain usually in my right groin area. I only feel it when going from rest (laying down or sitting) to standing. I had it with Adelia, and the first time it was so bad I fell to the floor and called my OB right away, CONVINCED I'd separated the placenta from the uterus wall. Because nothing that painful could be normal, right? Then, with Emrys, didn't feel it even once. So I thought I'd stretched that sucker out good and would never deal with it again. So perhaps I'm more annoyed that it's back than I am bothered by the pain.

Headaches. 
This is kid is a time sensitive and picky eater. If I am late for lunch, my head THROBS. Until I get that first morsel in me, then all is well.. most of the time. The tricky part is that he (or she... i guess... maybe) is hungry more often than me. Which means eating when I am not at all hungry. Which is an odd sensation for me, albeit probably more healthy. I have been told that bio dad has to have toast just before bed and a banana first thing in the morning... and this kiddo seems to shadow those dining desires.

My Butt.
Not the fact that it is expanding (because really, I don't think it is) but more the odor emitting from it. OK look, I told you I was going to whine. It's not always going to be pretty. But man, this kid has some foul smelling fumes coming out of me pretty much all the time. Silver lining? No gas stomach cramps. Perhaps it's the fact that this kiddo loves greens (which give me gas)... I dunno. But I fart like an old man.

OK, that's it. I feel better now. Back to those sunshine and rainbows and unicorns.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I never knew that feeling had a name (RLP)!

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