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quonsetmom's picture
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The past few days I have been cleaning my dinning room for my daughters upcoming birthday party. It has been host to everything since my basement continually floods. I have been moving furniture and lifting heavy boxes and stacking them/moving them upstairs. Now i am sore all over and cramping. I have been cramping for a couple days, no bleeding tho. Any thoughts?

I am definitely going to take a long soak and use my whirlpool, with my daughter in her walker by me.

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Hubby has been really ON me for carrying too much. He doesn't even want me carrying DD upstairs anymore. She's only 25 lbs, but still! We have been helping my mom move and I have been doing the light stuff, but I'm still noticing it. Like you I didn't have spotting but I have had cramping.

Make sure you take it easy! Can you get someone to help you?

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Just be careful; I think the general rule is no more than 10pds. But, my son is 35 lbs and I lift him. DD is 47 pds and I sometimes lift her off the top bunk of the bunk beds in the morning. So far, I'm fine. Before I knew I was pregnant, I was helping setup for a resale and moving heavy tables, etc. I had lots of cramping - it was likely around the time of implentation.

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rule of thumb is to NOT lift anything that you don't regularly lift. So if you lift your 40lbs kid continuously then you are okay doing so. If you don't lift that child, then don't start now! Wink You especially should not be lifting furniture though - not only do you not do it regularly, most furniture is awkward. Or lift just a box or two at a time, don't go crazy and try to do it all. Take more frequent breaks, drink a lot of water and rest when you feel even just a bit tired.

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My OB said nothing over 45 lbs at first.. Then when I was having some cramping, she took it down to 25 lbs.

quonsetmom's picture
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Thanks guys. My mother in law and siblings in law do help when then can. Even the full folded laundry basket makes me cramp. Too bad our dressers are upstairs. I will take more breaks tomorrow for sure, i am too sore to do anymore tonight. Bath time it is. then el will just have to play and watch me i think. her bath is closer to bedtime.

I went for a while not lifting anything after the surgery, not even el. now i have been lifting her constantly, she is 23lbs. (Big girl- in 18 month clothes comfortably).

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for the laundry basket - only fill it half full and make two trips. a pain but you really want to take it easier than it sounds like you are doing!

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"tink9702" wrote:

for the laundry basket - only fill it half full and make two trips. a pain but you really want to take it easier than it sounds like you are doing!

Our house is three stories...it's brutal. When I was pg with DD hubby would always carry the laundry up and down for me. I hope he starts doing that again soon. I'm lazy. Blum 3

Edit: Of course bedrooms are on the top floor and laundry is in the basement.

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I few days ago I took a long walk with my kids. Well, it was a couple miles, so not super long, but for 5 little ones it was! Smile ANyway, halfway into it my 2 year old got blisters on her feet and needed to be carried. Well, I had baby boy in the carrier, so I switched him out with her, and I had to carry him (20 pounds) and the diaper bag, and my dd (30 pounds) on my back. I knew I would be crampy that evening. It was basically a given. The first thing I did after we finished the walk was down a TON of water. Dehydration always makes cramping worse. Anyway, I did get some cramps, but not nearly as bad as I was anticipating. SO... yes, lay off lifting heavy furniture and make sure you stay hydrated!

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I would say get help lifting heavy stuff if it can hold off. As far as kids go, you don't really have much choice. I have a huge backache from carrying my 1 year old around. A bath at the end if the day does sound nice!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

Our house is three stories...it's brutal. When I was pg with DD hubby would always carry the laundry up and down for me. I hope he starts doing that again soon. I'm lazy. Blum 3

Edit: Of course bedrooms are on the top floor and laundry is in the basement.

Good point - if you can have DH carry it down in the morning and carry it up at night that would work even better! Smile

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The lifting heavy is only for what you're not used to. I remember my doctor from my last pgn saying something in the MAX 45 pound range. But that's what I would lift for a plate to help a client. It was ridiculous since it's not a heavy weight for me.

I've been getting m/s the past few days, and very tired, so I haven't gone to the gym... but monday I lifted 121lbs over my head - and it felt GREAT! The only thing I took off the table was a one rep max dead lift.

You have to listen to your body.. those are the only true guidelines.

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My doctor said 25 pounds was the limit. But sometimes you can't help but lift things you are not supposed to!

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thanks for the input everyone. I think i will ask for help if not do the half a basket thing for laundry. I will leave heavy things at the bottom of the stairs so dh cant get through so he has to take them up lol. im just glad my washer dryer is on the middle floor. The house is almost ready so i will just get r' done.