June 25, 2009


Well, I had an eventful night.

Last evening around 7pm I started having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions and cramping. I didn't think much of it until it kept happening. So I went to bed and fell asleep. I woke up feeling very hot and cramping. Finally at 2am I called the hospital. They told me to take a bath and drink some water. Did that, felt better, went back to sleep.

When I woke up about 6am, everything was back. I checked the signs of preterm labor and I had ALL of them. Backache, cramping, pressure in rear, possible fluid leakage, regular contractions...so I went to my doctor early this morning.

Nothing. No dialation, no real contractions, nada. The doctor couldn't really offer an explanation for all of that except that since I've had c-sections I have more scar tissue that doesn't stretch the same way as muscle.

Who knows. So now, if it happens again, I know what to do. I was just afraid to let it go because I've never had anything like that for 12 hours, plus, my own mom did that with me, kept thinking it would go away, and surprise, I was born early.

We are continuing on with our plans though. In a minute we're heading to an indoor/overnight waterpark and taking a weekend vacation. Later!


Tereza said...

Oh no...how far along are you?

wifeandmom said...

I will pray baby stays put to cook a little longer. Good luck!