Stupid BH contractions making me crazy...

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Stupid BH contractions making me crazy...
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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 10:21am

Ugh, I'm having these way too frequently for my liking. I'm keeping track in my journal and have been having them steady since Sunday afternoon. I know that it's not altogether uncommon for subsequent pregnancies, especially when we overdo it (I moved furniture Sunday morning and that was probably a big mistake, but I had to get our room ready for Zoë while hubby is OOT since he wouldn't want to move things the way I want to, LOL). But still, it's freaking me out. I called the OB on Monday and she told me not to worry since I wasn't having multiple cx every hour and not bleeding, not having pain, etc. But. I still don't like them. I guess I had them with Jake starting at 18w, but my journal is sketchy and I'm not sure how frequent they were.

A couple of times I have had more than one an hour, but this is crazy -- they're only happening when I'm laying down. It's like the more I try to rest, the more I have them. Now I don't want to lay down and chill. And I don't want to do anything else to bring them on. I'm stuck!

I'm sure we're fine since she's kicking (felt the first one from the outside yesterday) and her heart rate is great -- I have a doppler that I use when I start to worry. We have our anatomy scan in one week, so I'm trying to be calm and not go into the doc for this. I don't know that they'd be able to do anything, anyway. Just get another scan, maybe.

Anyhoo. Sorry I've been somewhat absent lately. The last two weeks working were murderous, as they always are when I'm about to take vacation. This week I'm on vacation but have had so much to do around the house. Little stuff remains now, nothing that is taxing, but you know how it is. Gotta get things done while I have down time. Hubby and Libby are both OOT now so it's just me and the boys. Yesterday I let Will vacuum and Jake mop -- wow. Took the floors forever to dry since Jake cannot wring the mop out very well, but, they have to learn. My housework days are over until I birth this baby!

Hope everyone is doing well!


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 9:05am
You two crack me up.

Wendy

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 12:05pm

OMG -- don't get me started on hair. William looks like a Beatle, but without the awesome income that goes with it. ;)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 11:27am

Brie, I love your description of Will cleaning the kitchen and forgetting the items on the counter behind him.

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 6:40am

That's so exciting about your US on Thursday, Krista! I know there was a HUGE difference in Zoë from our 7w to our 11w scan -- she looked like a baby, finally. Cannot wait to see a pic of your LO! Do you have a little scrapbook for him/her yet? I keep meaning to get one, but Libby found a small photo album and gave it to me, so we have all 9 pics of Zoë finally in one place. I love that our tech gives us several pics each time we go in now. I hope for the same on Thursday.

I tell you, getting Libby to help with household and even outside chores has never been too much of a problem... maybe because she's a girl and I've just never really made it optional? Not that she's never whined (I think she whines more now, to be honest), but I've just really put my foot down most times. But see my response to Wendy about moving furniture... she's definitely not helping as much since we moved to Texas, and it's funny because she's got a lot more free time now.


Brie
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 6:20am

Thanks, Wendy. I will concede that moving furniture was a very dumb idea. I absolutely love the way the room looks, but I should have let Libby help. She's just such a little baby sometimes when I ask her to help me do things. Don't get me wrong -- she's a great kid, and does a lot more for a teenager than many do (when we were doing a lot of work on our house to get it ready for market, she did things her peers would never have done with supervision/help, nevermind on her own while I was at work). But, she is a teen and sometimes just gets this way about it her like she's too busy. Which is hilarious since she's on a break from school so is doing NOTHING at the moment. So, we're going to all have a big talk when she gets back and I'll have all 3 kids on course come next weekend. :)

I did call the nurse again yesterday. Ultimately my doc isn't worried, but said I could go to the ER if I was really nervous. In a couple days, I'll be able to go to L&D and honestly, if things get iffy, that's my preference. I really have been taking it easy the past couple days, easier than my norm, anyway, and that I was still having them, even moreso, was what was freaking me out.

Anyhoo, I did stop laying on my back, and that practically put a stop to them. Because of the way our bedroom is situated, I cannot lay on my left side and see the tv, so I was alternating between laying on my right side and laying cross-wise on the bed so I could lay on my left side. LOL. However, when I sleep, I always start out on my left and I think that's my primary way of sleeping, though I kind of toss and turn. Moreso when hubby is away. I've been sleeping very poorly this week. He comes home today so I'll be glad to get back into our pattern.

Not that I sleep much better with him here -- you already knew that. LOL. I'm still getting up fairly early, though I think DST has messed me up a bit -- I'm sleeping a bit later than usual, here and there.

Hey, the good news of the week apart from making a place for Zoë is that her crib mattress came. Still waiting on her crib, but at least I have the mattress where she'll be and thankfully the crib will fit. I measured, but, you never can tell sometimes. So, we're getting there. It's all very exciting! I cleaned out drawers in the armoire for her and have all her clothes sorted and written down, so I know what's what. Still need some smaller clothes for her (went nuts on 3-6m clothes), but will starting buying a few more things once we have the next ultrasound. I'm still worried the tech was wrong and we're actually having a boy. I hope she isn't shy and gives us confirmation next week. :)

Thanks for your words of support and wisdom! :)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 12:05am

So sorry to hear about the BH, Brie!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Thu, 03-15-2012 - 12:57pm
It's great to hear from you Brie. Those BHs can be stressful. I was having similar at that point. It got to the point where my tummy was hard and heavy and felt sore. Please try to take it easy. I ignored mine, thinking I was just achy when I stood for too long and had a shock when they checked my cervix and saw it was softening and shortening. Bed rest got length back and took away that heavy hard feeling. Try laying on your left side with a pillow between your knees..not on your back. Stop moving furniture! Good luck at your apt next week :)

Wendy