I think I’m having Braxton-Hicks contractions. I mean, not right at this moment, but several times today I’ve had this really uncomfortable crampy feeling. Since I’ve been a good pregnant woman and paid lots of attention at birthing class I know better than to speed dial my doctor, but I can’t say I’m thrilled with this development. Being 30 weeks pregnant is pretty much uncomfortable enough by itself, no random extra pains required.

Oh, actually I am having one right now.

I know better than to think this is Real Pain. I am sure in the not so distant future I will look back on these tiny practice contractions and think “Man I miss those. Can we go back to those? I’ll take all the Braxton-Hicks you’ve got! It’s like they were made of sunshine! Tiny leprechauns were dancing under rainbows in my uterus!” But right now it feels like those leprechauns are really drunk and wearing steel toed boots while they rehearse for the touring cast of Stomp! Coming soon to a reproductive system near you!

The baby book suggest I use this time to practice my breathing techniques so I’m prepared for real labor. I’m going to use this time to practice getting my husband to fetch me things so he’s prepared for real labor.

5 Responses to “Um, OUCH”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    And should hubby call you a wuss or anything, use the line Rachel did on Friends: “No uterus, no opinion!”

    Hopefully he’s smarter than that, though.

  2. littlebunnyfoofoo says:

    These are exactly what early contractions feel like but when these are coupled with the need to p-o-o-p WATCH OUT. Because then it’s bebeh time!

    But remember: Braxton Hicks means you still have time to get your nails done. Do not go into the delivery room with nasty hands! They will be in every photo with bebeh, that’s all I’m sayin’.

    I’m filled with useless delivery room advice…

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    @Lala…I luv that line! Please check in w/your Ob by phone in the am, just to be on the safe side.

  4. sarrible says:

    If ever there was a time when you’d want a drink. Oh man. I hope it stops soon.

  5. Mitch says:

    Ice Chip fetching for the win!!!!!

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