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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Contractions (!)

My Braxton Hicks contractions have intensified, but still are not 'painful'.  With the extra stress over the past day or two, they've come as frequently as 5 minutes apart (and a couple that seemed to be right on top of each other) but still aren't REGULAR for more than about half an hour at a time.

The thing that worries me about this now - considering I still have 19 weeks to go - is that I don't want to become de-sensitized to these contractions, so that I ignore actual labor until it gets to the point that I don't have time to even GET to the hospital.  So even though I know (duh!) that this is not real labor, I am still making myself time them - keeping track on a little notepad.  Someone told me "there's an app for that" so I may look into that for my new iPad! LOL

And then I have to make sure that timing them is not going to contribute to even more stress (creating more contractions....)

I don't think I like where this cycle is going. 

Maybe I could run away from all the stress instead?  I'm thinking a nice relaxing spa resort somewhere, or perhaps a really really really long cruise.  *sigh* Unfortunately not an option, but maybe I can still go squeeze in that massage I have been promising myself.

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