I had a contraction last night! And it was awesome!
DH and I were just sitting on the couch kind of relaxing and talking before bed and I'd been having lots of bh like usual in the evenings, then this one hit that felt a lot different--I had to breathe through it and felt all tingly and a lot stronger and just DIFFERENT, harder belly, lasted longer, etc. Afterward my belly felt all energized and tingly and really active. It felt GREAT!! I would take those kind of ctx--totally felt more like a "rush" in Ina May-speak. So dp and I looked at each other and figured that if those kept coming, that was it!
But they didn't.
And we went to bed.
Very encouraging, though, because it felt so positive and *sparkly* and really active, not painful or tense. Yay!
Bring on the orgasmic birth!!
Mw visit today--I'm 1cm dilated and "pretty effaced". I know we could hang out like that for weeks, but I'm glad to know that all the "weirdness" has actually made a little progress
Mw says I'm "in pre-labor" and I don't have to do anything
. But I still may go into work for a few hours tomorrow to get ahead on some stuff, depending on how I feel, if there's any cramping or whatever.
carliec- my dd and this one's edd are two weeks apart too! What would a non-summer pregnancy even be like?
I'm hanging in there emotionally, staying positive. Still pretty
often for no reason and don't want to be touched a lot. I feel bad about it, but my dd is driving me crazy!! She just seems extra needy and making a lot of demands that she is capable of fulfilling for herself but is making them out of insecurity? And has been saying she wishes she could nurse (6 going on 7) . . . I am really hoping this doesn't turn into a jealousy/diva thing; she can be quite dramatic and sensitive. Not really sure how to handle it--really glad dp has been spending a lot of time with her.