So we are still very successfully nursing. Emerson is 4 on Sunday and I am 28 weeks pregnant on Wednesday. Milk has not dried up, in fact quite ample. But here is what I am curious about: I have yet to experience a single braxton hicks contraction. When I was PG with Emerson I had them all the time. This time not one - and I assumed with everyone that freaks about nursing while pregnant and the "risk" of premature labor - surely I'd have BHX out the wazoo this time. NONE. Is this normal? The reason I wonder is that:
1. Although I had some useless weak contractions with Emerson beginning around my due date, I never actually went into labor and he didn't engage (he had dropped IN FRONT of my pubic bone and couldn't). He was cut out 9 days later.
2. I lost my 2nd son Arrow at 10 weeks, found out at 12 1/2 weeks and never did miscarry naturally. Again even after 3 1/2 weeks I never bled or had any contractions. I ended up with a D&C - another baby removed by force.
3. Here I am pregnant with Drake, nursing Emerson like a champ into my 3rd trimester and not even a single BHX contraction. I am beginning to think my body does not make enough Oxytocin receptors or something??
What do you think? Am I being silly? Is this a pattern - or is this perfectly normal?
Melissa 38 DH 47, Emerson '06, Arrow '09 , and Drake Valan EDD 12/22/10.