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Eeek! I'm freaking out here! For the past few weeks I've been feeling those butterfly feelings in my lower belly. Last night I had one of those weird realistic feeling dreams:
I was feeling muscle spasms in my belly, and complained to dh. He told me I was pregnant. I argued with him. We decided to test, and it was positive! (this all happened in my dream, not in real life)
So, I woke up this morning, and the muscle spasms have been even stronger. I can feel them from the outside! I've gained 15 pounds since October, but I think that's just because I haven't been exercising as much as I should and I haven't been eating as well as I'd like. I've been on the Depo shot since August (it just ran out this past week and we're looking into other forms of birth control). I had my period a few weeks ago, and it lasted for 2 weeks. But, really, that doesn't mean anything in my family, as my cousin had her period throughout her 2nd and 3rd pregnancies, and my mom had a period when she was pregnant with me (her third).
I have 3 kids already. I REALLY don't want to be pregnant right now. This is freaking me out like you wouldn't believe. This feels so much like baby kicks, it's driving me insane! I felt all my kids moving VERY early (as in, you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you early).
I'm going to school full time. I don't want to be pregnant. That's why I went on Depo Provera, even though I'm not comfortable with hormonal birth control (I'm even more uncomfortable getting pregnant at this time).
I can't be pregnant. I can't have another baby right now. If I am pregnant, I'll have the baby, there's no doubt in my mind about that... BUT I DON'T WANT TO BE PREGNANT!!! I DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY!!! I'll be VERY upset if I am. We can't afford another kid.
DH's getting a pregnancy test right now. I'm going to take it as soon as he gets in the door. I really want it to be
So, I guess I don't want a "take a test" type responses... I want explainations as to what these muscle spasms that feel like baby kicks could be! It's not gas. I'm not constipated. It's been going on for a few weeks, but it's more intense today. I can feel it from the outside like little kicks. It's going crazy as I'm typing this. I don't want to be pregnant, so it shouldn't be a wish-induced pregnancy symptom. I'm not having any other symptoms of pregnancy, though. My youngest son, who I keep trying to nurse has been on a nursing strike since end of October, early November, though. He nurses maybe once a week if I'm lucky, now, and only when he's half asleep. I had the flu a couple weeks back, but no morning sickness.
Anyways, can anybody help me come up with possible causes for this, besides pregnancy?
Edited to add: the spasms are not painful at all. I'm not cramping up with them.