Saturday, February 10, 2007

Was it a contraction?

I've heard and read conflicting reports about contractions and what they feel like. I figured maybe they were just one of those indescribable things in life and that it would be completely obvious to me when they started.

Last night I felt an extreme, intense pain in my gut (that's the best location description I can give.) It didn't last more than a couple of seconds, but I was panting when it finally passed. My back also started hurting at that point. And Wally started crying at me (he's not a talkative cat unless he doesn't have his food.)

All of these had me thinking that maybe labor was about to start.

I was also making our bed and felt the intense need to put away the sheets Bob had washed and do some other minor household chores. All of this while waddling around with a sore back.

Bob told me this week that he read or heard that he should be watching me for changes in my behavior, (such as a desire to clean -- trust me that's a big change!) because that could be a sign that labor is about to start.

I think I had us both worried that I was about to go into labor last night.

But other than the back pain, nothing else happened.

That is until 2:30 a.m. when I had to go to the bathroom and couldn't get Wally out of my way. I jostled and kicked and fussed and pushed at him and the pregnancy pillow (honestly that thing does more to trap me sometimes than help me!). We woke up later to Wally getting sick on the floor. I have a feeling my rude jostling made him ill.

At least the back pain was gone when I officially woke up this morning. And I had no real desire to do any cleaning.

I did stop by an expensive baby store on my way to lunch this afternoon, though, and bought Little Elvis a fleece onesie with footballs and helmets all over it (70% off!!). It's a 6 month, so he probably won't even be able to wear it due to the fact that it's pretty warm looking. I've decided to leave the tags on I can just give it as a gift to someone if that's the case. That might be bizarre behavior...

February 17th cannot come soon enough!

Hope you guys are faring well!


Blogger Dawn said...

less than a week! This last week is quite exciting to watch and witness! Best of luck, as I'm counting down w/you!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Ok, where are you? LOL It's been 2 more days! :D

3:49 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...


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