What's that, you say? Contractions?
Oh, yeah! Hmmm...well, it went like this: I woke up contracting this morning - still Braxton-Hicks, don't panic - and then went down to breakfast. While I was eating, quietly sitting there and not moving about, I had 6 contractions in the course of the hour. Trying not to panic, I decided that I really should call these in, so I did. I woke Eric up first, just in case they wanted us to come in. Well, the doc read me the riot act about the fact that while I may have been downing 2 liters a day last month, that's no longer good enough (Oof! Contraction.). So she told me to suck down a liter within the next half hour, stay laying down and then see how many I had then. If they slowed down, good for me and keep drinking. If they didn't, then I was to come in to the hospital to get checked.
Fortunately for me they slowed down to 4 per hour.
So I took it easy the rest of the day and tried not to go up and down the stairs too many times. If they put me on bedrest after this next appointment on Thursday I'll need to find lots of things to do in bed. Boooooooring!
But you didn't come here for that! You came for belly shots. I know you! I bet you thought four weeks since the last belly shots seemed like a long time ago, didn't you? Now imagine what it feels like inside my body!
The incredible shrinking hand shot. Oh wait, no, the belly is just getting that much bigger!The 24, 28 and 32 week triptych. Can I continue to get much bigger? Eek!
- Weight: +54lbs
- Waist size: 50"
- Babies: 2. I think Emma flipped over 2 nights ago. Why? Because there was a big move that hurt! These two are so grounded!
- Breathing: Still labored
- Thirst: Four liters! Four! Argh!
- Exhaustion: No more shopping trips for me. The contractions get to be too much, too quickly.
- Contractions: Oof!
- Trips to the bathroom: Endless.
Six (6) weeks left!