Originally Posted by monkaha
I'm exhausted. Pooped. And it's making my short-tempered and grumpy. Still having ctx all the time, and it's getting OLD! A couple people have told me not to worry, that each ctx now is one less when in labor. At this point, I should have about 2 real ctxs and the baby will fall out!
People told me this with my first son too, and what a load of rubbish it was!!! Seriously, I had about five weeks of prodromal labor and I kept thinking how I would have this super fast, easy labor due to all that pre-labor work, but then my "real" labor was STILL 31 very intense, very difficult hours! Arrgh!
Sometimes these contractions ARE very useful and get some of the work done ahead of time. However, sometimes they are sign that you are too dehydrated, too stressed, not getting enough rest, or that the baby is not in an optimal position. Not to be a downer, but just to be realistic. But if your baby is in an optimal position and you are taking good care of yourself, then yes, they are probably getting some good work done! That's what I'm hoping for!