Pregnancy Pain…

I don’t mean that pregnancy is a pain. I mean that I have been having pain. Like crazy a lot of pain. I can’t tell if it is a hernia—near/around my belly-button area or if it is just stomach muscles being shredded. Both sound wonderful right?

I know I overdid it a little last week. For example, moving a bookcase. No—I am not an idiot. I took all the books off and moved it empty. It still weighed probably the same as what Sage does but it’s different moving furniture than carrying a toddler. I also rearranged rooms. I need to take pictures to show—and I will soon! Yes—I waited (mostly) for Paul to do the heavy, HEAVY stuff but I did all the little stuff. I found that moving all the little stuff adds up though. My belly-button area was killing me! Like I have never called my OB for any of my “pains” but it was close the other night. I was in tears. I don’t cry very often for pain reasons. Mostly emotional crying is what I do. This was actual pain.

It seems to have gotten a little better within the past day or so. I have been laying around not doing as much as… “normally.” All that means is that I haven’t been cooking. Oh-and Paul did some of the laundry. It’s still in baskets upstairs, waiting for me to put it away. I also got a few bags of “stuff” up to Goodwill. And I hung up the girls’ wall things. Hmmm..doesn’t sound like I have rested but I have. When I put the kids to bed—I head to bed. I don’t care what the house looks like. It is TV/rest and then sleep time. The kids have been sleeping in, which gives me a little more time to just lay still.

I go to the Dr. on Monday so I will (of course) ask but I am just curious. I guess this could be a pregnant with #5 symptom. The baby is doing great. He kicks and moves all the time. The kids and I both love it. No matter what I am doing I always smile when I get a little jab from him.

A poem I used in one of my pregnancy scrapbooks (yes-I made one for each of my kids):

Running errands and talking on the phone,
I am pleasantly reminded that I am not alone.
Little tiny hands, a precious rounded knee,
pushing and twisting that no one can see.
Oh sweet child kicking up your heels,
it is our little secret that only I can feel.
I look forward to your birth,
when I can kiss your skin,
but for now I will just smile,
as I feel you play within.


The whole point of this post…

Have you ever had the belly-button pain I am referring to? Or known someone that has?


  1. Nope, no pain like this. You've got me vey worried though. Call the doctor!!

  2. I know that with my fourth kid I did have more pain but nothing that had me in tears. I would definately address it with your doc though. Although most docs will tell you that as long you feel the baby being active then it's probably nothing. Better to be safe than sorry though. Keep us posted.