I Swear, They Eat People!

Ever since I was little, I have been moderately afraid of horses. Yes, you read that correctly. Horses.

I think it stems from a nasty horse-biting incident that my mom told me about in which a friend of hers was bitten in the stomach by her own horse so badly that she had to be rushed to the nearest hospital. Now, I don’t know about you, but that is not something I would tell my child and it is certainly something that would freak out someone for a very long time.

Lauren finds my fear rather entertaining. At the beach this weekend, when we saw a policeman on horse-back she had to tell her cousin and her boyfriend about the story and my fear. She can chuckle all she wants, but Baby Bunny will never ride horses. Ever. EVER.

Anyway, I find it ironic that now in my 26th week of pregnancy I get a charlie horse in my legs almost every night. Last night was the worst one yet where I woke up to the stabbing pain and moaned for a good 5 minutes while I tried everything in the book to get it to relax. Finally it worked and I was able to go to sleep.

But it only proves my point: horses — charlie, pony, Clidesdale, Preakness — are evil.

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5 thoughts on “I Swear, They Eat People!

  1. Isn’t it amazing how excruciating something as benign as a charlie horse can be!!?? I never had one until I was pregnant. I remember shooting up in bed screaming.

    But here’s a tip I got from someone at church. I thought she was crazy. But she’s also the head NICU nurse at a major hospital in Baltimore, but I won’t say which one.

    Anyhoo — Put a bar of Ivory bath soap under your bed sheets near your legs. It needs to be Ivory soap and it has to be unwrapped. One bar will do you for about a month.

    Apparently there was even something in the New England Journal of Medicine about this. I don’t know if it was the placebo affect or what, but it totally worked. I never had another one again.

    And even if you think it’s a crazy idea, it will only cost you like $1.29 to find out. 😉

    Good luck!

  2. I had a charley horse every night in second trimester until I started eating a banana and drinking a glass of milk an hour or two before bed. you need the extra potassium, and the calcium helps you absorb it. Seriously, doctors told me and everything. Also, I couldn’t get them to stop on my own, and my foot would be stuck in the pointed position, so if my boyfriend would push the bottom of my foot back up, it would force the muscle to relax. Hope one or both help you!

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