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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pre-Labor (I hope) Update

So on Tuesday, my due date, I got acupuncture, and I definitely felt like it started something. Since then, I've been having Braxton-Hicks contractions non-stop, and I'm pretty sure I lost my mucus plug or some bits of it over the last day or two. I've also been feeling increasing pressure on my cervix.

Last night I was desperate enough to try taking a long walk--I wanted to harness the power of these Braxton-Hicks! Plus, my Dad has been pushing the walking for a week now. So James and I went to UConn and I waddled around at top speed and raced up and down many sets of stairs. I will say that this had the effect of making the contractions I was having more painful. However, if we would stop for even a minute, they would stop being painful, and once I returned home, that was it. They might have been been painful because I was asking my poor abdominal muscles to hold up a 30 pound uterus while I jostled it all over.

Anyway, I couldn't fall asleep last night, partly because my back was hurting, and partly because I drank caffeinated tea all day yesterday. I eventually fell asleep on the couch watching Harry Potter 4 and with my ribs belted together.

And now it is Thursday the 18th--the last day of my prediction window that I felt was incredibly realistic. ::snort:: Anyway, honestly, if it wasn't for the acupuncture, I would have little hope of giving birth before 41 weeks. But my friend claims his patients are more or less "on time", within a couple of days.

So I have another acupuncture appointment today at 1pm and considering all the pre-laborish stuff I've been having for two days straight, I'm feeling good about the possibility of going into labor tonight. Please send little James all the evacuation vibes you can possibly spare!! ;-)

6 comments:

mariclare said...

come out tonight james!! dooo itt!!!

Grace said...

That sounds a lot like the pre-labor type of stuff I was having in the week leading up to James being born. I think it started right around 40 weeks, and James was born 41 weeks 2 days, so hopefully soon!

Marilyn said...

HELL NO keep that baby inside until at least 4 am so I can finish harry potter midnight showin!!!

A said...

Lil' James, you have put this off long enough. The time is NOW! We all want to meet you and love you as an outside baby!

justadrienne said...

Mare you are so outvoted.

Saffron Viola said...

I have been following your Blog through Ella (Baby Love)....
I had 1 1/2 months of Braxton Hicks, and 4 trips to the HSP before my daughter Saffron was born. She was 10days late. Expecting my next child in 10wks or less....and those Braxton Hicks so far have not hit me yet...I do hope the second time around they won't hit me as bad, but we will see!...Good Luck!!

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