On Friday night, I fell asleep on the couch whilst reading a book. I tend to be doing that quite a bit, snuggled under the warmth of a blanket with the heater going. And I admit, it has been such a long week that I was exhausted by 8pm.
About 2 hours later, I woke up when hubby announced that he was turning in and tried to straighten my legs when shooting pains went through my left calf. It felt like a cramp but the pain was a hundred times more intense.
Thank God Hubby was there - he started to put pressure against my foot, bending it towards me. Every time he stopped, the pain would return. And it was so bad that I was starting to panic as I had never had leg cramps this bad ever before.
We tried the pressure, we tried rubbing that point, he helped me stand up to try and walk (which I could barely do without being in pain all over again) and then he knelt down and started massaging my calf. When he did that, I could feel like a *crik* in the muscle area that he was massaging. It felt like a littl' lump being slowly dissolved by his magic hands.
10 minutes later, life returned to normal. My mom had warned me that I would be getting cramps more often come the pregnancy but I couldn't believe how bad it was. And Hubby reckons he knows why it happened:
"You fell asleep cross legged and I thought that couldn't be comfortable but I didn't want to wake you up".
Bless. But I did say to straighten my legs the next time he sees this - I don't want to go through this again!!! Not without my knight in shinning armour there to rescue me!