Contractions?!

Yesterday afternoon I felt tightening in my belly that lasted about 30 seconds and then went away and I sort of shrugged it off as stretching of the uterus. Last night when I was out and about at Ikea I felt it again, this time it happened twice in the hour we were in IKEA but by the time I got home they had gone away. When I finally got home last night and tried to rest a big it happened again but since then nothing has happened and the baby is moving just fine. I never had any braxton hicks contractions with Jacob (or at least I didn’t feel them) so I’m wondering if that is what these were. I hope that I’m not going to have one of those pregnancies where you just have contractions off and on until the end…how frustrating would that be! I have to say that the contractions I felt were not super painful just slightly uncomfortable and felt a little like period cramps if you ask me. You know, you’d think having done this before that I’d know what was going on but I don’t! The one thing though that is different between this pregnancy and the previous one is that in Jacob’s I would have rushed off to the hospital but this time I know its just par for the course!

2 thoughts on “Contractions?!

  1. sounds to me like Braxton hicks! I had so many contractions during the last month of my pregnancy with Delilah and my midwife told me it was extremely common in subsequent pregnancies!

  2. Yup, sounds like Braxton Hicks. Just make sure you don’t have more than 4 an hour šŸ™‚ She’s coming soon, but not too soon!

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