Having Contractions

So, I thought it would be fun to blog about the contractions I’ve been having all morning.

I have been having “braxton hicks” contractions since July. The first time I timed them was July 17th. That was 9 1/2 weeks ago…just to give an indication of how long I have been dealing with this. I’m really used to it now, but a little afraid of not knowing when I am in true labor.

This morning I woke up around 1:15am hearing music and talking outside. (that’s another story about having college students renting nearby) After that I started having more painful contractions. At that point they were about 10 minutes apart. This went on all morning. Fortunately, I was able to sleep in between contractions some. Because I have been contracting for so many weeks and the contractions come at regular intervals, my doctor wanted me to be in a substantial amount of pain before going to the hospital- her description “can’t walk through them, can’t breathe through them” type of contractions.

I think I am there now. Since, I have been writing this, I’ve had 4 more contractions at 3 1/2 minutes apart. And I definitely can’t walk through them…she didn’t say anything about being able to blog through them. 🙂

My doctor is out of town- returning today. I’m not sure what time, so I am about to call the doctor on call. I imagine he’ll want me to come to the hospital to be monitored. So, here I go….I just left a message with the doctor on call…waiting for a call back….still waiting….ok, he just called. We’re on our way to Methodist Hospital. Wish us luck!!! and pray….
The doctor also said that my doctor will be back this afternoon “go slow and maybe she can deliver the baby!”

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