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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 07:24 AM   631
LAR83
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I dont have any puffiness but I have been getting leg cramps too nogreater. I started taking something called natural calm to help with my constipation and it helps with leg cramps too. I have noticed a difference.



 
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Old Jul 10th, 2018, 10:23 AM   632
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Happy, Iím sure the extra weight will drop off after you deliver.

Lar, I could slap myself. I have natural calm and also magnesium oil spray and have failed to use either. Iím going to drink some natural calm and use some magnesium oil tonight. Itís amazing all the things I forget to do while pregnant. Thanks for that tip!



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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 04:18 AM   633
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Those with cramps, have you tried increasing your potassium intake? Eating a banana or a potato or something else high in potassium could do the trick. Making sure you stay hydrated, pretty sure that’s a thing too



 
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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 07:38 AM   634
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Happy, I do eat potatoes and watermelon daily. Iím allergic to bananas so Iíve always had to find other ways to get potassium. Howís your puffiness?

Thanks again, Lar. I drank the natural calm yesterday and didnít have any leg cramps at all! Perhaps I need magnesium. Either way, I will definitely be adding it back into my daily routine along with more magnesium rich foods.

Hope everyone has a great day!



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Old Jul 11th, 2018, 15:42 PM   635
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Ah, yeah, donít eat the bananas then! Cramps are horrible. I had one in my toes the other week which just refused to budge for ages.
I made the mistake of wearing skinny jeans earlier today. It has been cooler and I felt a little chilly, so I decided since I havenít had a chance to wear them aside from once, I would put those on. Dumbest thing I could have done. They were so tight, obviously being skinny jeans, I mean duh. The midwife said the day before donít wear anything tight ... so that saw my ankles puffing up again and just above them. However, they have gone down a lot since. I keep checking my BP and it says normal, so Iím hoping it isnít inaccurate.
I hope your cramps are easing!

Anyway. A photo of me wearing the stupidest thing in the world. And the 22 week wriggler



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Old Jul 12th, 2018, 13:53 PM   636
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I'm glad everyone seems to be doing good besides some minor issues. I've been having leg cramps a lot also, mostly at night when I stretch (it's so weird), and as far as weight gain goes I haven't really paid much attention

We just got back from a long cross country trip to visit my family, and the kids are adjusting to the time difference but we're doing great otherwise. I had a great time but I'm very happy the trip is over. It is exhausting to travel with 2 21 month olds and being pregnant. The next big milestone in our lives is that our kiddos turn 2 and then this baby boy gets here. I can't wait! I'm feeling him move all of the time and my placenta moved so I'm back on the VBAC train.

Here's a picture of my bump at 20 weeks
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Old Jul 13th, 2018, 04:00 AM   637
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Beautiful bump, Ash



 
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Lovely bumps happy and ash!

Happy, you couldnít pay me to wear skinny jeans right now...itís way too hot and Iím way too fat! Iíd be scared Iíd have to cut them off.

Ash, thatís great that your placenta moved and you can have a VBAC!

I was 24 weeks on Friday! Word is getting around at work so lots of people are coming up to me to congratulate me, so thatís nice. I put in my paperwork for maternity leave today, very exciting! Iím taking 15 months off...kind of crazy that I wonít be back at work until 2020!



 
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