Multiple Kiddos & the body
Sorry, I'm losing track already over in the congrats thread, so I'm starting a new one.
How was #3 harder on me? Well.....
I have a track record of sailing right through pregnancy, no complications, no problems, no morning sickness, no nothing. I'm not complaining, and I promise I'm not bragging.
W/ #1, the only problem was that she was 2 weeks late, and we didn't know it because I couldn't give an accurate "last period" date and she was so small (6.5lb baby). She turned into an emergency C-sec after being induced.
w/ #2, the only problem was an over-stretched ligament. ONE. The one that runs from about your knee to your ribcage or so. So, we'd park at WalMart, and I'd start walking at my usual pace through the parking lot, and suddenly I felt like I was being stabbed in the side. Couldn't move more than about a foot a minute once the pain started, so I learned to take it real easy and just kind of push on through.
She also turned into a C-section, because a week from being due, I had NO signs of my body starting to get ready to push her out, so I kind of freaked, and we scheduled a C-section (irritating Mr Ferret, since I drug him into birth class for that one). Turned out to be a great idea! She was not a pound heavier than sister, but had a FIFTEEN INCH head. That's 38cm out a 10cm hole. To quote the Dr.. "Yeah, you weren't going to push that out!" as he's sewing up my belly.
All of that was so I could tell you this:
W/ #3, the ligament pain started early - before I was showing - and only got worse. Much much worse.
There's the back spasms - probably a pinched nerve - that got to the point where I couldn't sit, stand, or bend w/o it hurting before I gave up & took myself off to the chiropractor.
My ligaments started hurting soon after. I would hurt anywhere from my waist to my knees, and back around to my butt. My "favorite" hurt was the one where it felt like I was being stabbed in the vagina w/ a slightly sharp, but very hot knife.
There were days I couldn't drive my standard transmission car, because operating the clutch made me about scream.
Going to the chiro regularly for about a month helped, and soon I dropped it to a visit every other week or so. I could walk and function during the day. The depressing one is that I lost the ability to sleep in my own bed. By laying down on the bed, something would happen that made it impossible for me to roll to my other side, sit up, and then initially walk when I first stood up. Just pulling my knees towards my chest would cause me to gasp & holler, because the pain in my groin was fast & intense.
When I'd go to sit up for the first time, my hips would shift & pop - not unexpected - but when I stood up, it's like they were paralyzed. I could not actually take steps properly until I'd manage to get out of my room. I got out of the room by leaning on various pieces of furniture for support and kind of dragging my feet across the carpet.
I think I'm rambling. I'm sorry, I'm typing this at midnight, 2 days in a row, and literally falling asleep over the keyboard. Like I did just now.
I'm going to stop typing - please ask anything specific.
I think I'm asking if anybody noticed MORE pain, whether it was just more intense, more often. New pains? And I just lost my train of thought. I give up.