Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Is that a contraction?

I think I actually had one today.  OK, maybe it was my second--I may have had one a day or two ago, not that I'm thinking about it.  I've been having these tightening ones that don't hurt "down there" for a while now, but this was similar and started hurting in all the right places.  It was mild, compared to being in real labor, and I wasn't really aware of what it might be until most of the way through.

I am measuring 41 centimeters (the measurement in centimeters, for those of you who don't know is supposed to correspond to the week of pregnancy), although I am only 38 weeks.  That would be part of why people ask if I'm having twins.  (Happens with every kid.)

I've been feeling kinda yucky this afternoon, and just now, when I was up sweeping up under the dinner table, I thought I felt the tightening with the hurting (just a little, but in the right place) again--so would that be #2.5?)  I've never had a labor start like this, but then, the other two started completely different from each other anyway.

It would be quite a coincidence if I had Baby tomorrow.  But I'll tell you why tomorrow.  Unless, of course, I am otherwise occupied nursing a newborn.

A contribution from my two-year-old: mmmmmbbbhhhhhffffffffffffffffffdddddddddddxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxllllllllllll

And one from my four-year-old: maggie

Thank you for indulging them.  :)


  1. Goodness!

    I hope you have easy, steady prodromal labor and then...

    Ta Daa! Baby!

  2. Prodromal?

    It wasn't labor. Just wishful thinking. :)

  3. From my third birth on, I had that kind of contraction action for at least a week or 2. I think it made the labors move much faster once it was true labor.

    Hope you're feeling well.

  4. Mary, I was hoping this might speed things up a bit when it gets to be "time." Mine aren't THAT long
    (and once they actually turn into active labor, it's only a matter of a few hours), but I'd sure like to do it in less than 10 or 16hrs, like the last two.

    Still feel well, otherwise. :)


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