The past couple of weeks I’ve really noticed that my bones have been cracking and creeking much more than usual. I’ve always been a bit creeky, which I’m sure is probably something to do with how unfit I am, but every time I move something cracks!! When I roll over in the night I feel my back crack, and my hips, then my fingers get really sore so I have to crack them to relieve them. I’ve always had fairly creeky fingers, and don’t need to use any effort to make my knuckles crack, I can literally just bend my fingers and ‘pop’, my knees are the same and always get worse in the cold weather. I’ve done a bit of googling and not really come up with any reasons as to why it happens. I saw the midwife yesterday and never thought to mention it, but may ask if I see another… I’m not due another appointment until I’m technically overdue now as I had one yesterday at 38+4.
Luckily it never hurts when I crack. The only pain I do get in my bones is when I get a bit of pressure on my left hip from the baby, I’m convinced sometimes that the baby is trying to escape through my hip – which is silly really, I’m sure it is just pushing against my hip to make a bit more space, as I’m sure it’s getting a bit tight in there!
I have been having what feels like muscle pain in my groin, I’m not sure if it’s anything to worry about, but once again is only on my left side. Again, I hadn’t thought about telling the midwife, I put down all of my aches and pains to being part of pregnancy. The worst pain is when I wake up in the morning, my back and hips are quite sore and my groin. Once I’ve moved around a bit they start to ease up, so I’m sure it’s just one of those things because I’ve been lying in a certain position or something, as there are very few positions I can lie in now – the baby lets me know if I am trying to sleep with it underneath me and am taking up some of it’s room!
The baby is now 3/5’s engaged, which could mean the baby is going to be here quite soon – although it may just sit there for a bit longer and decide not to go any further until it is fully/over baked – so hopefully the aches and pains won’t be for too much longer, it will just be other types of pains that I’ll have to get used to!! I’m not sure which will be worse, being stitched up in my lady region or the constant kicking and stretching on the inside.