Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Braxton Hicks Contractions

Well, bed rest is boring. But every time I get up (even just to go to the washroom), I get those lovely braxton hicks contractions!

I spent a little too much time out of bed yesterday. My teaching partner came over, so we could look at our class marks for report cards, and I was out of bed for probably 4 hours in a row. Unheard of in this house for the past little while, especially since everything seems to be intensifying as the end draws near... Anyway, I paid for my time. I had one braxton hicks that lasted nearly 20 minutes! Really, I don't need that.

Needless to say, I didn't have a very good night's sleep! Then, for my 4 am bathroom break, I started to have contractions. They seemed real enough to me. After about 45 minutes of this, I woke Russ up to start timing me. As they were irregular (10, 12, 4, 17 minutes apart), I didn't call my midwife. At about 6 - 6:30, they went away. Thank goodness.

We're still holding out for a December birth; however, if we can just make it to Saturday, we will all be very happy!