Aug 9, 2012

Braxton Hicks

I'm almost 100% positive I've experienced my first Braxton Hicks (for those who don't know what this is, it's basically practice contractions - your body and uterus gearing up for the real deal).  I noticed it first on Tuesday, I was bending over to pet some puppies a co-worker had brought into work and when I stood back up I could feel my belly cramping up.  It didn't hurt too bad, but it wasn't a cozy feeling either.  It felt exactly like the books say - a menstrual cramp, only it was at the top of my bump and not really anywhere else.  I was poking and pushing on my belly too and it was pretty firm.  After about a minute or so it dissipated, but I experienced two more later on in the day at different times and had another Wednesday night.
When I say it doesn't hurt, for me that means I wasn't doubled over in pain about to cry.  It was uncomfortable, and I think it's because the cramping sensation happens so randomly.  At least when you're on your period, you can generally expect cramps so you aren't surprised when you feel them.
I have a doctors appointment today, so I was going to mention it to him just to be on the safe side.  Guess this is just proof we're getting closer....ahhhhhhhhhhh


  1. Take it easy!!!!! It's REALLY hard to do, but rest rest rest and don't over do anything.

  2. Yes!!! Try to get rest when you can ;)

  3. They can be painful! When I was 30 weeks with Madelyn I had a few where I couldn't move. Like Rachael and Emily said, get all of the rest you can. You are getting so close!