Something happened in bed last night-my first leg cramps of this pregnancy.
Thanks goodness I knew what it was this time.
It is the most painful thing ever, especially when you’re asleep and it wakes you up.
It is always in my calf and always in pregnancy.
Indeed, when I was pregnant with Boo, I didn’t now what it was.
We didn’t live at the farm then and I woke up one Saturday morning with the most excrutiating pain in my leg. I jumped up and saw a lump in my leg.
Hormones must have taken over then as I rang the ward at the hospital and I said I was worried it was deep vein thrombosis.
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS!!
What a fool.
Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait too long but it was a really good looking doctor and I hadn’t shaved my legs. Night mare.
I described the pain. He smiled went out of the cubicle to check something and came back.
‘It was cramp,’ he said, trying not to laugh.
Oh the shame.
My friend was pregnant at the same time so, when I text her to tell her, I think she nearly fell off her chair from laughing.
I’d never had cramp before. I didn’t know what it was.
The poor NHS. Stretched to breaking point because of neurotic, hormonal pregnant women.
So this morning, I realised what it was.
It did make me smile to myself though, remembering last time.
If the cramp has started, I am now expecting heart burn.
It will all be worth it though.