Monday, February 13, 2012

Braxton Hicks?

I was doing okay after my scary (almost) fall on Saturday. I stayed on the couch (for the most part) for the remainder of the day.

But then Sunday night I started having pain. And I thought they might be Braxton Hicks? Although it stayed constant, it didn't come and go like i thought contractions do? I researched BH and it said that some women don't feel any pain with them and some women do feel pain. And that they usually start around 28 weeks. We are a little over 29 weeks. My stomach did feel tight too. So, as we watched the Grammy's I walked around, changed positions, took a hot shower, laid with a heating pad. Nothing seemed to help. But today I am feeling fine. So maybe it was just digestive issues? Who knows. I'm worried I won't know when I am really in labor because let me tell ya, this shit was painful last night. Not like crampy pain...but PAIN. And then I had a nightmare last night that I woke up bleeding and there was lots of tissue and clots. You better believe I was scared to go to the bathroom after that to check. Everything is fine and I am feeling better today. But geez.

I'm kind of excited for my OB appt on Wednesday. I'm still with the old OB for two more weeks. And even though I have o do the glucose test (ick!) I'm just going to be happy to be back there and for them to check me out. Check my urine and check the baby's HB on doppler. I haven't been there since January 4th! Although, I have been to a variety of emergency rooms/urgent cares/primary doctor's office. So it's not like I haven't been seen at all.

I'm not sure if my new Advair medicine is helping me yet. I'm a little worried that no medicine is even coming out of the thing. I used it it years and years ago, and I remember back then when I would inhale I could sort of taste the medicine/powder. Now, with this one I taste/feel nothing coming out. I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right, but haven't felt any drastic breathing changes yet.

I was hoping maybe the pain I was feeling last night was growing pains or something. And it made me happy to think my stomach was stretching because she is growing! That's what I'd like to think. I did notice recently too that my stretch marks on my stomach are getting worse and that they are travelling higher up on my belly. That means my stomach is growing for the baby right? :) Hope so.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hmm, not sure what the pains could have been, but I agree going with growing pains sounds good! Good luck with the glucose test and your upcoming doc visit.

manymanymoons said...

I have always wondered how when women are all, "yes, I've been having braxton hicks" how in the heck they know if that's actually what it is. I guess the same way you know you have heartburn or anything else that people say they have right. I am so glad Sam is still tucked up tight in that ever growing belly.

I am dying to see you. We have so much to catch up on.

Samantha said...

I had near constant Braxton Hicks contractions but they were never painful. For me, my belly would harden with each contraction. I was actually diagnosed with an irritable uterus lol!

Hope you feel better.

Mrs. H said...

I have to agree with manymanymoons I never really understood how people knew they had BH. Though I did know contractions last time when I felt it. It sounds like Samantha is growing and making herself some room in there.

Liz said...

I never had Braxton Hicks contractions but you will know when real contractions start. I can't really describe them but you WILL know.

Kelly said...

I had BH starting at 18 weeks and I could tell that is what they were. My stomach would get super hard and it felt like a cramp in your calf or something like that... not like menstrual cramps (which is what a real contraction feels more like).

Rebecca said...

Just keep track of the pains, please. Yeah sometimes the advair is like that where you can't taste it all that much. Sometimes you can just feel the powder coming out if you suck it in hard enough.

J.o.s.e.y said...

You will know when you're in labor. :) Maybe not right away (if you're like me!), but it will becomes obvious. :)