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.
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?
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.
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! 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.
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).
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!
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! 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!