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Monday, January 30, 2012

25 Weeks & Contractions


Things have be chugging right along with this pregnancy--the 3rd trimester is just around the corner and I have been feeling great. I went to the Dr. last Friday and everything was just fine. Last night I started feel contraction-like pains around 8:30pm. Being this is my third baby, I definitely think I know the difference between good 'ol Braxston Hick contractions and "real" ones.

It felt like exactly like early labor with both the other kids...about 10 min apart, didn't go away. Finally at 10:30, Scott made me call the Dr. Of course the kids were sleeping peacefully and the thought of having to get them up and drive them in L&D in the middle of the night or waking up one of my friends to come over was pretty much the only thing keeping me from calling earlier!

Dr's advice: take a hot shower and have a glass of wine!!! Apparently wine can relax the uterine muscles. Well, I was shocked beyond belief, but it WORKED! Within 15 min, the contractions stopped and I was finally able to fall asleep.

I have to say, that was a HUGE scare. Of course, as this was all happening, I was Googling everything from what drugs would stop labor to how many babies survive at 25 weeks. Google is a real bit&* sometimes :) Since I was technically "preterm" with Will, I'm at risk for going into labor early again. I am just praying Baby 3 doesn't make his/her exit for another few months!

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