Charlie Horse. Such a nice, innocent sounding name for that slight cramp you get in the back of your leg from time to time. Well, I got one of those last night. And let me tell you - it was not an innocent Charlie Horse. I've decided this was a visit from his much more intense, crazy older brother - Charles Bronco. During last night's peaceful sleep, I was rudely and suddenly awakened by stabbing pain in my leg. I really thought I was going to open my eyes and see someone stabbing me. I started screaming - scaring my husband to death btw - and reeling from the pain. I read that leg cramps are common during late pregnancy due to restricted circulation... but really? Charles Bronco, you are not welcome here!