Thursday, November 12, 2009

RLS & Boy or Girl

I have Restless Leg Syndrome. I’m lucky enough to have it not only when I’m pregnant but all of the time. It comes and goes. I don’t have it every day or even every week. I probably even can go a month without it bothering me. However, when I’m pregnant, it’s worse. I have it a lot more. With Jaden, I dreaded going to bed it was so bad. I would stay up until 2am just so I could go a few hours without laying in bed being tortured. It was miserable!

I have it this time as well, but I’m managing. I’ve noticed that if I miss my vitamin for 3 days, I definitely get it. It doesn’t seem to bother me as much if I keep up on my vitamins. Last night, I was reading up about it and it mentioned that people with RLS often have cold feet as well and that socks may help. Last night, I slept with socks and slept the best I’ve slept in a week! I have also been consistent with my vitamins for the last few days too.

I’m not sure if any of them are related, but I’m keeping them up!!

Also, in 4 weeks, on December 9th, we get to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. I’m still thinking boy but have this sinking feeling that all of this boy stuff that I already have is going to be a waste and I’m going to have to start all over with girl stuff. That is really the main reason that I want a boy. The seasons and sizes will all be right for a boy and I don’t want to have to start all over for a girl and figure out whether to keep or get rid of the boy stuff. In 4 more weeks, we’ll know though!


Ashley said...

my rls also flared during pregnancy. i HATED commuting & driving to/from the city, that's when mine would bother me the most.

baby girl clothes are SO CUTE. not a good enough reason but still. SO. CUTE.

~* N *~ said...

RLS is like varicose veins in a way. It means you have poor circulation and so instead of your blood always flowing in the correct direction through the different valves in your legs, it sometimes backs up or flows backwards.

One trick I learned that REALLY REALLY helped me when I was pregnant (cause I only got RLS when preggo) was to wear compression socks. You can buy them in walmart or maybe even walgreens in the pharmacy area, like where they sell wrist/ankle wraps. They are relatively inexpensive. If you wear them day and night, it will also reduce swelling (keeping away in most cases) and also help prevent spider veins. They were my total life saver when preggo! I hated wearing them in summer, but loved that I could wear shoes, sleep comfortably and avoid the spider veins (cause genetically I should be covered in them, my mom and grandmas are).