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Sweet Huck ...

post #1 of 12
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Hey lady, haven't heard from you since you had the fFN test, are you ok, baby ok?  Just wanted to check in with you mama

post #2 of 12
Thanks for checking in, Tenk. Baby and I are both ok. fFN test was negative, which is great news..... but contractions have continued....which is uncomfortable and tiring. I've mostly been off my feet since Thursday and trying to find relief and trying (unsuccessfully) not to panic about all the things I'm supposed to be doing and/or still need to do.

I have a follow up appointment tomorrow with one of my midwives. Today has been better than yesterday, so hopefully the trend will continue. I'm thankful that everything, all things considered, still looks good..... just wish I had less on my plate and more volunteers for backrubs....

can't believe you've been dealing with this on and off since 20 weeks. you're a saint.
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Oh, I'm so glad to hear the test was negative but still rest up because you don't want anything to change!! It's definitely tough to stay off your feet and rest when there are 101 things to do still. I'm glad you are both ok though!!

I actually haven't been on modified bed rest since 20 weeks, it was around 26 weeks that I had the positive fFN and more recent that my cervix is almost gone (10 days after +fFN) and since then pressure from baby is causing some prolapse so I'm 100% off my feet now greensad.gif which sucks because DH is a fireman working 48 hour shifts and we have 5 kiddos at home. My mom is moving in on Wed (because she's opening a wine bar in our town) but she's gonna be in for a big surprise when's she's having to help out a LOT smile.gif my c section is scheduled for June 12th but hubs and I both highly doubt baby and I will be able to hold out that long. My uterus is just so worn out at this point and honestly I totally don't understand how the Duggar lady has done this so many times.
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Thanks for thinking of me and offering support! I can certainly relate on the "occupied husband" front-- my DH is finishing his graduate degree while working full time..... but we don't have 5 other kiddos. I hope your kiddos are on their best behavior!

 

And I hope Baby Tenk behaves for at least a few more weeks. In the meantime, you and I will be living it up in the "Stand On Your Head" club. 

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Thanks for thinking of me and offering support! I can certainly relate on the "occupied husband" front-- my DH is finishing his graduate degree while working full time..... but we don't have 5 other kiddos. I hope your kiddos are on their best behavior!

 

And I hope Baby Tenk behaves for at least a few more weeks. In the meantime, you and I will be living it up in the "Stand On Your Head" club. 

Hey, what a random coincidence ... my husband is working on his Graduate Degree also :)  I was just telling him earlier how proud I was of him because at each level he's been awarded some level of scholarship for his academic performance :) but thankfully he gets a LOT of down time at work and can complete his work/papers/studies etc without having to do too much of it at home.  But, I will gladly join you in standing on my head!!

post #6 of 12
Ugh. Day 6 of on again off again contractions and I am ready for someone to hit me over the head with a 2x4. Midwives say all is well...just to hang in there and keep an eye out for anything that becomes regular. :/

The terms "irritable uterus" and "prodromal labor" keep getting thrown around. I had never heard of a contractions that weren't braxton hicks but weren't true labor either! Aii.
Edited by Sweet Huck - 5/7/13 at 6:59am
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The terms "irritable uterus" and "prodromal labor" keep getting thrown around. I had never heard of a contractions that weren't braxton hicks but weren't true labor either! Aii.

 

I mentioned this in another thread, but I had those kind of contractions for 3-4 weeks before having my DS2. I called them painful braxton hicks even though technically BH aren't supposed to be painful. Guess that just isn't true for everyone. Sorry you're going through it, but it can be completely normal. I'm glad that things seem well otherwise. At least once true labor hits you'll probably be like "Let's get this show on the road!" :)

post #8 of 12
Thanks dayiscoming. When you had yours...how dud you find relief?

I'm feeling pretty pathetic. Today I'm unable to find relief...the pain just feels constant. I've been drinking tons of water, taking baths, laying on my side. Sometimes I'll have a break, during which I think I must be crazy and imagining the pain because ill feel totally fine....but then it winds up again.

Ill stop moping/complaining now. Yesterday wasnt too bad. Maybe these will ease and tomorrow will be a better day.

<3
post #9 of 12

Probably because I had experienced labor and birth before, I just sucked it up and figured it'll be over soon enough. :) Sometimes, I had to stop and breath through them in a way or whatever or just wait until it was over or just say ow. haha

It wasn't constant, it was just at random times - even at regular intervals for an hour or two at a time throughout the day. I also wasn't working - just taking care of my son. 

post #10 of 12
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I had an appt today and last night and all morning I had regular contractions, LOTS of them, but my cervix hadn't changed since 2 weeks ago so she said just to lay down and drink water.  Of course, we can't leave Charleston (almost 2 hours from home) without eating at PF Changs because there isn't one closer to me and I NEED their food :)

 

On a different note, we toured the birth center after my Dr visit and follow up peds cardi visit and got to see where everything will take place.  Good luck mama!!

 

Oh, you probably aren't too into taking medicine BUT you can take a benedryl and lay down, you'll fall asleep and won't be bother with the contractions for a few hours :) and it's 100% safe!!
 

post #11 of 12

Oooh, Benadryl is a good idea.  I occasionally have to take Benadryl for allergic recations (bee stings, poison ivy, etc ...) and that stuff KNOCKS ME OUT!  That might be worth a try, Huck, for some relief.

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I have to take them for the rash and itching that wakes me up at night as well.
 

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