On the other hand... I am scared of labor and not knowing when/how it will all go down. Plus, I am really going to miss having him in my tummy and our "mommy and me" time. I love laying down at night and feeling him move around. They have been some of the best moments of my life. *tear*
This past week we had another doctor appointment and since his movements hadn't been as noticeable for a few days, they decided to hook me up to some monitors. Looks like the reason I haven't been feeling him as much is because I have been having contractions!!! Note the peaks on the lower line... look pretty regular huh?
Well... come to find out they were just Braxton Hicks. However, at the time we didn't know if they were "real" or not. So, Jason and I spent the rest of the day and entire night thinking it could be real labor. The contractions were happening about every 5 minutes and some were pretty intense, but not painful. All the websites said that BH would go away with lots of water and laying down and that they were mostly irregular. The contractions I were feeling didn't go away when I laid down and were pretty regular. I got up the next morning (after a loooonnnnggg night of interrupted sleep) and walked on the tread mill to see if they would get more intense and wouldn't you know... they stopped! So frustrating!
Anyway... still having some random contractions, but paying no attention to them. I don't want to psyche myself out anymore. I figure I'll know when true labor happens... either I will be in ridiculous pain or a baby's head will be coming out! Well, hopefully I would get some warning before that happens! :)
I have to show you all this super fun gift I received in the mail last week from my friend, Sarah. Note that Sarah is pretty crafty and the gifts were beautifully wrapped.
|The pink ribbon had a tag "For Mom" and the blue ribbon had a tag "For Baby"|
The "baby" gift is a fun little dog that has body parts that make different sounds.
Thank you Sarah!!!