All good news. The cramping hasn't returned and my doctor feels like it was normal pregnancy pains. He said it's typical for women to suddenly start feeling those pains a lot more around this time because the loose ligaments are starting to really stretch again. It did feel good to hear him say that. He understood that I'm nervous after my last pregnancy but he said "This one is going to be different" and I'm going to agree. So far it has been.
I really appreciate the responses. I was in a bit of a funk yesterday but I'm feeling much better today.
I use a pillow under my belly at night because I like the support. I still get achy from laying on one side too long but usually my belly feels supported enough that it's really just more hip pain or shoulder pain. Last night I was laying on my right side and the left side of my belly hurt. I turned over and then the pain spread all the way across and felt like one long menstrual cramp. It was not incredibly painful but painful enough that I was concerned. It felt just like when I had bleeding last time. I would cramp and then start bleeding. I laid there, getting really scared and after about five minutes the pain subsided. My uterus was not contracting, I definitely know what that feels like. I went to the bathroom, held my breath and I was so relieved when there was not any bleeding. I finally fell back asleep but woke up with a lower back ache. I had those a lot in the first trimester, especially early on and I read it can be hormone related. My back has been a little achy today but I think I'm noticing it more because of what happened last night. I haven't had any more crampy feelings. I talked to my doctor's office and they offered to let me come in but I felt nauseated and I really didn't want to drag Jordan and I up there just to hear the doctor say I'm probably fine. The nurse felt like it was probably ligament pain. I'll admit that I'm not convinced but at least I haven't had it anymore and I really, really hope it does not come back. My last pregnancy was so scary and it's been wonderful to feel like everything has been normal up to this point. So, I need some reassurance. Would love to hear form you ladies.