Short Version: as the title suggests, really. Pretty sure it's not going anywhere fast, though.

So I wouldn't call them contractions. They're twinges. Cramps. They're uncomfortable enough to make me slow down my walking and, every so often, to suck in my breath. Last night they disturbed my sleep. But they don't last more than a few moments, and I get the idea a contraction, as such, should hang on for, at the very least, what? ten or fifteen seconds at a stretch? If not much, much longer. So I think this is more of an irritated, my-pelvic-floor-is-squashed-now response to having The Foetus sit so low, rather than an actual onset-of-labour type thing. Plus it seems to happen in response to either a) The Foetus moving or b) me getting up to walk around or c) my bladder and/or bowels becoming full, but never d) just spontaneously off its own back. However. I thought I'd mention it.


13 Comments

Caro said...

ugh, me too.

Not on Fire said...

I was like that for about a week before I went into labour. You are getting closer!

Jackie said...

Sounds like exactly where I was about 2 weeks ago. Oh, and yesterday. NO CONTRACTIONS AT ALL today so far, despite dutiful application of cohosh lotion all night. We will all be there soon, right?

The Town Criers said...

Um...well...I never thought contractions felt like what I thought contractions would feel like. When they told me I was in labour, I was shocked. The early contractions weren't intense. Just a tightening.

TeamWinks said...

Soon! How exciting!

Jess said...

Ooooh!!!

Lut C. said...

Planned C-section, missed all that. So let me hop from one leg to the other with excitement anyway!

Geohde said...

Yep, if you add backache, the inability to find a position of comfort and the fact that they go for a full minute every five for hours at a time, you've got my situation.

Would it be cheeky to wish on you that yours lead to something and mine don't?

J

Portia P said...

I'm so excited...!!!!

Heather said...

Even still, I'm VERY excited for you!!!

Cibele said...

so exciting!!!!!!!! you're almost there

Mel said...

So exciting Bea!!!

Piccinigirl said...

well you certainly are getting close. I simply can't wait.
Just no more beer carrying, no matter how much you need to hoarde it. :)

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