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It's probably been pretty nice to not have to hear about all my contractions and L&D visits this last week. And why is that...because there have been no visits and contractions have been mild and irregular...YAY!! Maybe 4 an hour or so, nothing too bothersome. AND the ones I would get every time I would stand or walk seemed to die right down also...double YAY! YAY! So despite simply being tired all week it has been a nice break from what I had been experiencing prior.
Then came came last night. Around 7pm I started timing them since I had been having so few lately(Sat was the last terrible contraction day) it was noticeable when they started coming more frequently. They were every 8-12minutes apart. And they didn't let up, nor have they since. Laying down usually eases them even if it takes a few hours, not last night. They woke me up over and over again and at 3:30 am, when dh got up, I started timing them...5 minutes apart. So to distract myself I sorted and put away clean baby clothes and after DH left for work I headed back to bed. Again being woke by constant contractions...even dreamt I ran into Jenn at L&D and man was she forceful with the nurses...haha.
I got up at 8:30 and they have been around 4 minutes apart since. This is the longest I have gone with constant and steady contractions. BUT, they are not terrible contractions. They are however, just like the ones I had when I went into preterm labor. So I am going to be stubborn and ignore them unless something changes. If they get more frequent then I will go in. They were 1 minute apart when I started PTL and I didn't actually realize they were that frequent. I'll admit I am torn about going in and tired of crying wolf. Especially since I have been in so many times. But I figure if come 4-5 o'clock and they are still this steady, then that must mean something. Or not...LOL. ^%$@*&. Dang kid is messing with me!
Shhhhh...I have to admit that I am a wee bit nervous because if these ones are making me dilate, well Asa is still breach and that might mean an automatic c-section if this is it. I'm kinda scared to get checked and am hoping that maybe I'll feel a roll here soon and all will be fine.
I knooooowwww...said in my best kid pout. BUT when I was in last Thursday they released me and they were 3 minutes apart! So this is something that has been going on for weeks. The only diff' will be if they have not changed over the next few hours. As they have in the past, eased up and changed pace. So far, they haven't but I'll give them a while longer.
Popping in from the July DDC. I am so sorry you are going through this. I have been experiencing the same thing since about 32 weeks. It is AWFUL, and for me it only got worse each week. It's horrible, exhausting and frustrating, I feel for ya! Hang in there mama!
LOL...I just mentioned that to DH when he called at lunch. I told him how nice it would be if I had my own personal OB who could swing by and see if I'm dilating. He said "You do, but he's at work right now." hahaha. Yes he has tried to check me, but really, he has no clue so there has been no point. He even puts on sterile gloves.
Uh, yes my DH has sterile gloves...don't ask...I figure your imaginations are much more amusing than the truth...LOL.
Popping in from the July DDC. I am so sorry you are going through this. I have been experiencing the same thing since about 32 weeks. It is AWFUL, and for me it only got worse each week. It's horrible, exhausting and frustrating, I feel for ya! Hang in there mama![/b]
Thanks sweetie! My goodness, you must be more than ready to be done! Ugh, please don't say this is what I have to look forward to, but alas with my luck I'll go over due...LOL.
I am feeling that same way. I get some contractions that get going that are bringing tears to my eyes... and then when I think okay a few mroe I will go in... the fizzle out! I am ready to hit the eject button too!!!!