Sunday, July 31, 2011

RLS & Other Pregnancy Pains

I have RLS tonight ... or should I say, this morning.  I have an awful mosquito bite on my leg and it's just causing me all sorts of RLS problems.  I should be planning my Sunday School lesson for the girls, writing in my journal, reading a good book, or something useful with my time, but I've just been looking through blogs and writing on my blog a bit. 

As I looked up RLS Treatments on Google, it auto guessed that I might be looking for RLS during pregnancy and it totally reminded me that I have the worst RLS during pregnancy.  Ugh.  It's absolutely awful.  I can be completely exhausted but RLS keeps me awake.  And that is not something I look forward to with my next pregnancy. 

RLS is one of the most miserable things ever.  There's no real cure for it and at times when all you really want to do is sleep, that's the last thing that your legs allow you to do.  Instead, I have this unbelievable desire to wiggle them.  I remember when I was younger, my parents would comment on my antsy legs and how I couldn't keep them still.  Then a friend, a few years ago, said he couldn't sleep in the middle of the night so he was watching television.  An infomercial came on about RLS and he immediately thought of me and how I have the hardest time keeping my legs still.  And now I know - I'm not just an antsy person - I have an actual condition!  But I wish I didn't.

I also am not looking forward to the stomach aches and the back aches.  Those are so miserable as well.  The stomach aches - my actual muscle pain as it begins separating because my belly is growing so big - keeps me up at night as well.  It seriously feels exactly like my muscle is separating but after going to the doctor and him telling me that that is what happens ... yuck.  I didn't even know that was possible without it being a huge problem!

I've seen quite a few pregnant ladies recently (I think I'm just looking for them as reminders that pregnancy is not easy) and they all look so uncomfortable.  They waddle and they just look awkward.  I'm not looking forward to that, for sure.  Although I don't think I waddled until the very end.  I felt like I was waddling but everyone said I looked normal.  ... Wait, were they telling me something?

Ha, anyway, I can't get a little brand spankin' new baby boy out of my head.  I think about him constantly.  And seriously I am going to be in serious shock if our next kid is a girl.  Because Mike and I are 100% sure that we're having a boy.  We even know his name.  In fact, we've been talking about him ever since we found out that we were having a girl for our first child. 

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