I’m definitely on my second pregnancy!!!
I still have *nothing* to complain about compared to so many wonderful mommies, but I’m noticing a difference this time! I’m feeling (very mild) contractions when I over-exert myself and occasionally when Aidan nurses (obviously can’t compare that to last time). My complexion is duller with this dry weather than last time – lots of moisturizer!
And the main difference – leg cramps! Oi! UG! I didn’t have any with Aidan and this time they are getting to be nearly every night! I woke up at 6am today with a cramp – and it was a day that I could sleep in!!!
I’ve read up a bit on the causes and treatments and it looks like the long and short of it is that no one knows. Massage is an obvious solution, as is warmth. I want to prevent them though! There are some theories that cramping (in legs at least) has to do with a deficiency in potassium, magnesium, or calcium (ok, or about half a dozen other things). I regularly eat foods rich in all of those things, but here’s what is kicking me in the butt:
Caffeine may affect absorption of some of those! :(
So here’s my public service announcement/confession/apology to all of you who have looked at me with my 1 coffee a day and thought “isn’t she pregnant???” – I may have been drinking too much caffeine after all. There’s no way to know, of course, but I’ve decided to go ahead and make the sacrifice.
Instead of my morning coffee today I had this:
YUM! :) Not quite as comforting as a cuppa joe, but I’ll live. :D
Anyone else have any remedies or suggestions in case caffeine isn’t what’s causing them?