Monday, December 19, 2005

Must be Due for a Panic-Fest About Now...

Whats the best way to get Week 27 off to a memorable start? Spend all morning at the hospital? Yeh!

I was woken at 2am with cramping, which I initially just ignored, but after it started moving around to my lower back, and then radiating down through my groin and into my thighs it was pretty hard to ignore anymore. It was coming in waves, lasting about 30-60 seconds, and coming every 5-10 minutes for about an hour. I eventually woke up Monkey Boy to get me the wheat pillow and my pregnancy books so I could look up what the hell was going on. Dr Google was too far away (in our New Study) to be consulted at this particular juncture. The wheat pillow made the cramping settle down, but this morning over breakfast it was still there so I rang the birthing centre.

They thought it was probably Braxton Hicks, but to come in if I was worried. Well, I'm not going to pass up an opportunity to be worried, so we put the painting of Spudly's room on hold and went to the hospital to get everything checked out. After being on the CTG machine for half an hour, hearing Spud's heartbeat AND his hiccups and kicks, being poked and prodded, urine tested, bloody great speculum shoved up my whatsit (OUCH!) they confirmed two things:

1. I was definately having Braxton Hicks contractions
2. Spudly is a Hyperactive Baby.

Seems he's moving around so much that he's upsetting my uterus and making the contractions stronger. Given his father, I shouldnt be surprised really...

So now I know what the Braxton Hickseses feel like. Personally, I'd like the contractions to not get any stronger, please.

Oh, and as M said at our girlie lunch yesterday, I'd like one of those births that involve an orgasm.

10 comments:

  1. Birth's that involve an orgasm! Whoooo Hoooo... damn wouldn't that be nice.

    I'll settle for the good drugs.

    Glad it was just braxton hicks and not any problems.

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  2. Wow, that is pretty scary. I think you handled it really well, I would have been in the hospital like 5 min after it happened. SUch restraint! Glad all is well.

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  3. you beat me to the Braxton Hicks!! damn woman, you're going to beat me all the way aren't you? I hope I don't find out just as I go into labout that you've picked the same names as I have!

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  4. Hmmm...I've heard about those orgasm births, once...

    Scary stuff Panda, glad that it was all well and Spudly was just bouncing a little too vigorously. Maybe it was excitement at the Spudfest!

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  5. Okay, that would have scared the ever-loving crap out of me! I'm 2 weeks behind you.. this is what I have to worry about? I had no idea that BH contractions could be that strong, but I'm glad to hear Spudly is doing great! Yay!

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  6. Happy holidays!

    I hope the new year brings many blessings for you.

    Love, Sassy.

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  7. Happy Christmas dahling! Good luck in the new year.
    much love, Lala

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  8. Shut UP!!! You are NOT already at 27 weeks... I don't believe it. I really really don't. If I'd had to guess I would have thought oh... 18 max. FUCK! Time is flying!!!!

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  9. So glad you're ok. Can't you feed the bump some valium to calm him down? No? Oh well.

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  10. you beat me to the Braxton Hicks!! damn woman, you're going to beat me all the way aren't you? I hope I don't find out just as I go into labout that you've picked the same names as I have!

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