Another thing I forgot about with pregnancy... leg cramps! Last night, I tried to roll over (which tends to take a lot of effort these days) and I woke up with so much pain in my calf muscle that I started screaming and crying for "Help". I am sure my husband was very happy to be woken up to me screaming. I picture this going through his mind... Honey, it's time!!!
Although it would be awfully early for me to go into labor, that is probably what he was thinking when I was screaming "Ouch and followed by Help me!!" I have to say, that I have never seen him jump up that fast in our 8 years of marriage. I was impressed. (I will have to keep this little bit of knowledge tucked in my brain for later use.) Ryan, my hero, came to my rescue and was able to massage and stretch my leg out enough for the pain to subside. This must mean that I need to drink more water and/or eat some bananas. That will help, right?? I will get right on that if it means I won't have to feel that pain again! Oh the many joys of pregnancy. I think I have blocked some of these wonderful side effects of pregnancy out of my mind since it has been quite while since I have been pregnant.
*Ryan did mention later on that he was amazed at how fast I fell back asleep after all the commotion. (That leg cramp wore me out! Sleep is precious these days and definitely not easy to come by) Meanwhile, he was wide awake from all the adrenaline pumping through him. Poor guy!!