Wednesday, November 6, 2013

16dp3dt (aka 4w6d) Cramping

Although I'm not super worried about it at this stage, yesterday and today I have been cramping quite a lot. It's not really bad, but it is quite localised on the right side. I have been reading that cramping by itself, as long as it's not too severe, is generally a good sign.

Still, there have definitely been occasions today where I've had to sit down and catch my breath. It's good to just take a break anyway. I've found that drinking more water lessens the cramping, and it can't hurt. Plus it helps to stabilise my blood sugars.

Which are doing absolutely great today! The new settings my DNE provided me with are working really well and I haven't gone low or high today!

After a late night last night, and heading for another one today, and with teaching 4 hr design classes 4 days a week I am quite tired. Sometimes when I relax a bit my mind just feels like it's full of cotton wool. I am feeling quite clumsy, bumping into stuff. Not sure if it's the hormones or the tiredness, but this fatigue and semi-constant cramping is starting to wear on me a little bit. But it's reassuring at the same time, as it means things are cooking.

Also - not just dull cramps, but sharp twinges. I got one just now and it started on both sides of my lower spine and came around the sides, and then sparked down my right inner-thigh. Gone in seconds, but weird nonetheless.

Feeling positive, but also aware that I should avoid bending and picking stuff up. My Mum had already told me that she had a miscarriage between my sister and I but she let me know that it happened at around 8 weeks for her, before she knew she was pregnant for sure. And that it happened after a day weeding in the garden! So I am cutting out any activity that could stress my abdominal muscles unnecessarily. I mean, why take the risk.

I phoned my Aunt this evening and let her know we're pregnant. She has been a constant loving element in my life, and the happy noises she made can only be described as super-sonic! hehe


  1. I had a LOT of cramping in early pregnancy. As my first ultrasound with my second child I was soooo nervous because I was cramping so much. But all was well! I hope that is the case for you as well!

  2. I've been having cramping, both dull and sharp, throughout the first trimester. Yes, drinking a LOT of water will help reduce it, and yes you want to take it easy and be careful. My husband, who also has kids from his previous marriage, says he's seen it before with his ex and a lot of it is from the uterus expanding.