Friday, September 14, 2007

Welcome baby girl????

Well, last night I had my first taste of false labor. After going to bed SUPER late (I'll explain why in a minute) I was awakened a few moments later, sitting at the side of my bed trying desperately to breathe through some of the worst pain I've had since being pregnant. Yes. A lovely braxton hicks contraction. Which was then followed successively by more and more, striking every five minutes or so for about 90 minutes. Nathan and I were both pretty shaken up, wondering if labor was indeed starting. I've never gone into labor on my own (was induced with both boys) so I had no idea. I just knew I couldn't sleep because of the pain. Finally, at around 5 a.m., I drifted off, only to awaken for my day 2 hours later. UGH! I had a doc's appointment this morning and apparently, braxton hicks can be just as painful as the real thing -- although my doc did seem surprised at the intensity. She looked at me and said "I'll see you in a week .... if not sooner!" WOW!
In other news, Asher took a tumble from his swingset/slide playset in our yard last night, and we made a trip to the ER to make sure everything was okay with his arm, which he seemed to be favoring. After an X-ray, we found out he has a slight break -- more like a sprain actually, since the doc said it's not actually "broken" ... and will be wearing a splint and a wrap for the next week or so. Poor little man!


amy7252 said...

My goodness! Nothing like having "oh-my-gosh-I'm-being-hit-by-a-train" contractions! But just remember, that means you're getting that much closer to meeting your little girl!! Very exciting!

Poor Asher -- I hope he heals fast!

DawnK said...

Awww, poor Asher! Hope his arm feels better soon.

With Emily, I had an afternoon of every 5 minute contractions. We went to the hospital, only to have everything stop, so we went back home. We went in on a Saturday and came home Sunday morning. On Monday morning, my water broke and she really was born, eventually! So, maybe it will be soon!

marzi said...

hope you're feeling better. i had lovely braxton hicks contractions all day, every day, for at least the last 15 weeks of pregnancy!! not fun. i hope they stop for you as i know how uncomfortable they can be. :(

hope asher is feeling better too!