Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Round Ligament Pains

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First off - anyone got any real descriptions of round ligament pain? I am having this pretty dull/achy/throbby/pully feeling to the lower right of my belly button (maybe groin area) . It isn't constant, it comes and goes and in no real pattern. I assume round ligament pains?(i am not all that worried about it - it is not intense - just thought I'd ask the experts

Secondly- I wanted to clarify that I had a mental breakthrough. It was like all of a sudden, I just felt very confident in my Dr's, Tests, situation, condition, ..etc. I just sort of had this epiphany (if you will) that I am going to have this baby regardless of all the bad thoughts,odd, and statistics. I know bad things happen - but like fertility testings and treatments, I can not do a thing about them - except Accept them and progress. And this weekend was that acceptance in order to progress. I didn't drink a magical drink or have a revelation. I just woke up on Saturday with this overwhelming joy and confidence. (this could bite me in the butt later on but for now..I am going to enjoy it)

I was so confident that I actually registered my husband and I on a baby registry at a store that is all about babies are them. There is not much on this registry at all . But this was/is a big big big step for me. We still have not bought anything baby related and probably won't. But it felt good to take that leap. It got me excited for once. I will not lie, after 5 minutes I got this overwhelmingly panic-y feeling. Even discussing this with E after about 5-10 minutes, I found myself all paranoid, like i was going to jinx something. AND THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO STOP!!!! I want to stop myself from feeling like a jinx. I do not believe in jinx's for myself.

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I wanted to note that I am commenting less, but still reading. The holiday Lull at my work seems to be over and I seem to be very busy most of the days. But I am still thinking/praying for all of you. You can always email me! I appreciate all of the support you guys give me.

21 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Well, it seems that I was having round ligament pain at my 11 week appointment because when I described it to my doctor he said that was what it was. Basically, it was a very sharp pain along my bikini line and hurt like a mother. My DR said it can be very severe or a dull pain. Mine was severe, but luckily it hasn't been that bad since.

Good for you and your new found optimism. I am in awe of you and hoping to get to that point myself very soon! HUGS!

waitinginline said...

Hooray for the epiphany!!!! I hope it lasts the rest of the pregnancy. I really really do!

I'm with you on the commenting thing. I'm reading, but I'm being a bad commenter.

Delenn said...

Yes, those are round ligament pains...and yeah for the happiness!

chicklet said...

I'd be curious to hear what ligament pain feels like just cuz?

And no worries on the commenting, shit happens, stuff goes on.

Searching said...

Oooo, how exciting!! Good for you! I'm glad you registered. I have faith and hope aplenty for you, so just let me know when you need another dash or two. :)

Morrisa said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a little more at ease. I think all of your feeling are completly normal, especially for someone pg after IF. Congrats on starting the baby registry it is a small step in the right direction!

seussgirl said...

Yey for being excited! I confess, I still haven't registered, and these boys could be here in 14 weeks or less! Ack! The time does fly, doesn't it?
I hope your pains go away!

Kate said...

Sometimes mine was sharp and others it was achey. Your body is stretching out to make room! :)

hope548 said...

Good for you, it's about time you get to enjoy this!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Oh my gosh I can soooo relate to your fear of "jinxing". Holy cow that is me in a nutshell. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I'VE KNOCKED ON WOOD OVER THE PAST FOUR MONTHS????

I love the epiphany. Well deserved. *applause*

Meghan said...

aahhh....you said breakthrough and I read it is breakdown. Little freudian slip on my part I'm sure.

Wonderful realization though! Did you have fun starting to register??

Diana said...

YAY for starting the registry!!!! I hope you can let go of all the worries and just enjoy 100%. Guess I should take my own advice huh?

Barb said...

Good for you!!

Marcy "meg" said...

Wow I think you described some of the pulling I have been having!

Yeah for registries!!!!

Gabby said...

Ugh...horrible round ligament pains! I have been having those it seems since week 1! They can be very painful and uncomfortable. My doctor recommended a maternity support belt. They have them on sale at babycenter.com. Maybe you should try it?

sara said...

Hey girl...it's cool that you're still reading. By all means...if you need to take some time to yourself that's cool too. But just know that you've been a great support to many of us. And know that we're always here for you every step of the way too!

Anns said...

Ok, so first of all - THANK YOU for educating me! I honestly thought I was the only one with those pains and had no clue what they were! Now I can actually put a name to them, AND (best of all), I can GOOGLE!!!!!!!

Secondly - congrats on the breakthrough! I also logged onto a baby-esq site last week (www.landofnod.com) and created a registry - which has 2 things on it.. but as you said, it's a start.

Enjoy enjoying your pregnancy!

gracechild said...

thanks for staying on the reading circuit. I pray that you will enjoy this season of your life for what it is. stay blessed

lub said...

Hey girl! Sounds like RL pain to me! I had that a few weeks ago but nothing since. Have you felt Mini Vann move yet? I am reading that it should happen this week and I feel nothing really. I am proud ofyour revelation!!!!!!!!!!

Polka Dot said...

I'm glad to hear you're relaxing. IF does so much to our minds, that enjoying being pg isn't really "enjoying" it the way 'normal' women do.

MoonNStarMommy said...

It is had to get over those feelings... {{BIG HUGS}} But picking stuff out doesn't jinx anything ... talking about it doesn't jinx anything... at least I don't believe so... but I know the feeling very very well