Woke up in the 1am and 2am hours with a stabbing pain in the middle left side of my abdomen, situated in the back but it’s not back pain, it’s inner pain. Woke up at 3:46am with the same pain and I’ve been awake ever since. Very similar in feel to earlier in my pregnancy when I’d sleep on my back and crush a nerve.
The pain faded when I would stand and go pee (normal clear urine), but it’s the sort of ‘fade’ where I still can point to the exact spot that hurts and it’s really just an achiness now, nothing unbearable but I still don’t feel right. After my third time waking up to this pain, I can’t go back to sleep because I’m so fucking worried about it now.
Lying on my left side (where the pain is) is more comfortable than lying on my right side. Sitting up is comfortable if I’m supported with a pillow behind my back like usual. I feel the pain the least when I’m standing and walking around, but regardless of my position there is a definite ache in that spot although I may just be hyper-aware of it right now since I’m on edge. However, the really intense sharp pain has not happened in the time I’ve been awake, aware, and moving. I’ve also felt Maia move a few times, which is good. Still, I’m terrified that something is wrong and I’ll have to go to the hospital and pay a million dollars, get an x-ray, and end up walking out missing a kidney with a caesarean-born baby in my arms.
I just took 500mg acetominophen, and I’m going to give myself until 4:46am and then page my midwife if this continues and see what she thinks. I woke Chris up and talked to him until he was coherent, then let him know everything I was feeling and made him touch the spot on my back (it feels better when he massages it — I am going to warm up a washcloth and use it as a psuedo heating pad to see if that helps) until he knew exactly where the pain was. I have my medical papers from my midwife right on the living room table. I’m writing this all here so there’s as precise a record as possible of how I feel and what’s going on. Even in the 15 minutes I’ve taken to type, the acetominophen seems to have kicked in a bit and I definitely feel it less, so I’m going to try to rest on the couch (the dogs sure are happy to see me) and then give the midwife a call in the morning. If I can sleep. If I can’t, well… I don’t really want to think about what’ll happen then.