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Monday, March 8, 2010

Braxton Hicks

Not positive...but pretty sure....I just experienced some Braxton Hicks contractions. Typically they start to be felt around week 28. They actually happen throughout your pregnancy but only get strong enough to feel later. They are brought on by physical exercise, certain ways the baby moves, etc. Well, my dog busted through the tiny crack in the front door which I was walking out of and ran to Timbuktu. Now, hauling myself out the door, let alone running up the street is no small feat. Thank GOD some kids were on those scooter things way up the street because when she got close to them, she dropped to the ground in complete terror. I was able to catch up to her then and throw the leash on her. Then the cramping started. It got increasingly worse on the walk home culminating in very strong cramping which pulsated on and off for about 30 minutes. During these cramps, my stomach felt rock hard. There have been other moments recently where I was aware that my stomach was feeling extremely firm as opposed to soft the minute before. I just assumed the baby had his head or back pushing out toward me. I no longer think that was the case. It felt the same as these.
Here's to no more running, jogging or chasing for the remainder of my preg!!

Yeah right! If only!

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