Hey guys…I need some reassurance! I’m 8w3d – right about where I lost Declan (sometime at 8wks). So of course, I’m starting to freak out a bit. Add on top of that some weird pain that started last night, and you can tell that I’m at red alert!
Just after I got home from work last night I started to have some strange pain in the sides of my abdomen. Just on the sides. It’s kind of like I’ve done too many crunches (which definitely isn’t the case!). It was pretty bad last night so of course I was very nervous. I haven’t had any spotting or cramping though, so that’s making me a bit calmer. I think the reason it was so bad last night is because (warning: TMI coming) I’m also a bit, um…backed up. I have a lot of gas that wants to come out but won’t – so that adds a lot of pressure to that area!
I’m feeling better this morning, but I’m still having small twinges of that stretchy, too many crunches pain every once in a while. I think I have myself convinced (with the help of Waiting for Sunflower, SusQ and Dr. Google) that this is just normal stretching that happens during pregnancy and that I have nothing to worry about – almost convinced. I haven’t called my doctor, but I’ve decided I will if it gets any worse. I don’t know if she’d be able to squeeze in a quick u/s appointment, but I can try if I’m that nervous. I’ve also been downing the water hard core (starting my third 24 oz bottle now). It helps that I still have my symptoms…sore boobs, exhaustion and heartburn.
Any advice y’all can give would be great. Or even just calming thoughts to stop my paranoia. It’s nice to have people to turn to and an outlet to get my fear off my chest! Thank you all so much for that.