I've been having a LOT of Braxton-Hicks contractions over the last few days.
Nothing painful, but getting more and more frequent and intense.
We were out yesterday afternoon - I had an appointment with my midwife (everything is great BTW), we had a quick fast-food dinner, and walked around a few stores before coming home.
By about 8 pm, my back was hurting pretty bad, and DH gave me a back rub, which felt great, until the moment he stopped. On top of the back-ache, my tummy was upset and I was having strong, but irregular contractions.
We went to bed at 9, but between the back ache and the contractions, I simply could not get comfortable.
About 10-ish, I gave up and went and got in the bath, hoping it would relax me enough to sleep.
Didn't help much, but I sat in the water for almost an hour before coming out to the living room to get a drink and sit on my excersice ball for a while. I noticed that my doula was online and let her know what was going on. I think we both aimed for bed around 11:30.
By 1-ish, I'd started dozing off for longer periods, and think I actually fell asleep - only to be woken up at 1:30 by Boo waking up ! 30 minutes sleep is not good for anything, really.
Dozed off and on from then until about 4-ish when DH got up with Boo, then pretty much through until 5:30 when I got up so DH could go to work.
WHY can't my body just WORK ?!?!?!?!?!
Canadian mom to Boo (Aug '02), Bug (Aug '04) and Bear (Dec '06).
Jesse (July '09)