So I don’t think I was fully prepared for this whole Braxton Hicks thing. I am due in 26 days now and I think I am lucky to be getting any sort of belly pains.
Yesterday we got up early and drove down to the Rochester area to get our maternity photos taken by Adam Sparkes Photography. It was a lot of fun getting them done and it was such a beautiful day for pictures to be taken. Adam is actually my photography teacher from a college class that I just took.
But as enjoyable as the photo shoot was, what started afterwards was a small dose of hell on earth. Towards the end of the photo shoot it became very hard to smile because my belly was sooo tight. By the time we were all done and one our way home, about 2pm, I was in pain! It was incredibly uncomfortable but I just lounged around the house for the rest of the afternoon.
Who would have thought that this buggers would have lasted until about 10pm! I was happy when things got settled down for me to go to bed. BUT come 12:33 am I am rudely awoken by a sharp pain in my belly. So downstairs I go so I can let Michael sleep. About 1:50 am I barf up dinner but I have no idea if that is from being in pain??
So here I am 1.5 hours later still in pain. I really am no good at this because I don’t know what to expect. They say to track your contractions but does that mean the sharp shooting pain that is going across the belly to my back? Or just the incredibly tight and uncomfortable tightness across my belly?
Or how about this… how do you really tell when one starts and one ends? There isn’t really a lot of relief here. From what terrible tracking I am doing I am having a shooting pain about every 2 minutes. But how long they last is beyond me. They start with a sharp pain and end in tightness??? Ugh why don’t they just make an alarm that say’s ‘you’re in labor!’. Life would be much easier.
- Am I ready? Yes and no.
- Are my bags pack? No I’ve been meaning to do that.
- Do I want to drive to Royal Oak at 2am? Umm… no.
This is a situation in my opinion. I went upstairs to talk to Michael about it and he told me to quit moving around and said I need to relax for the next two days. Really babe? I wish he had an idea of what this felt like.
I guess I will go call the after hours answering service because they know more than me. So they are having the on call doctor call me back now.