I’ll get to the how-to-have-a-smoother-birth post. But now…
A pregnancy update. Here is a shot of today’s belly:
Pretty boring, really. I feel some nutrient depletion following my run of births lately. Low energy. So, I’m eating lots of greens and trying to catch up.
Oh, this is fun. I had the first leg cramp of my life last night (likely because of aforementioned nutrient depletion). It was horrible! It felt so unsafe–unnatural. And guess what my first reaction was? “Go, go gadget hypno-anesthesia.” Which, um, totally didn’t work. Because I haven’t practiced enough and it isn’t a superpower I can call on at any moment of need. So, the next reaction was to scream but I had a sleeping hubby and daughter beside me. I’ve had clients who got leg cramps during labor. What awful insult! Leg cramps are much worse than labor.
Note to self: get back on your hypnobabies training regimen and always, always take your cal-mag before bed!
Other pregnancy news. This very active baby continues to prefer crunching low in my pelvis. I evict the sweetling with some pelvic rocking each night and suddenly I have a raging, grumpy baby squirming back down into my pelvis–very unnerving sensation. I don’t know why the little one won’t stretch out more. Whine.
And today, while playing at the lake, I burned my belly. Note to self: whereas normally my belly will not soak any sun, the stretched out belly burns easily. Sunscreen is advised.