I’ve been having some minor braxton-hicks contractions for the past few weeks. They mainly come if I’ve been moving around a lot, but go away when I slow down/rest.
Last night, though, Scott and I were relaxing on the couch, watching Don’t Forget the Lyrics, and Angelica decided she was going to be super active. Scott was resting his head against my belly, and she kicked him several times. (Angelica is not a super active baby, but during the brief periods she gets kicking, she REALLY gets kicking…even her kicks are painful when she really gets going!)
Well, I guess all her activity got the BH contractions really going – I only had two or three of them, but wow, they were intense. Enough to the point where I was in so much pain that I was questioning whether or not I would be able to handle the natural birth process!
I definitely do not plan to go back on my wishes for a natural birth…in spite of the pain (which I’m sure gets MUCH worse during true labor!) I still feel so strongly about avoiding medication. But wow. If that was any taste of what I am getting into, I am so not looking forward to labor and delivery!
You’ve made this pregnancy SO incredibly easy, and for that, I am so grateful. Could you please do the same for the labor and delivery? The pain is okay, but can you make it quick? Thanks, and remember that mom and dad love you and we can’t wait to meet you!