Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I'm having Contractions

Yup, that's right. 
You did not misread that. 
I am having contractions. 

Not to worry though, they're just practice. 

See you soon, dads!
For those who are incredibly confused right now, we're talking about Braxton-Hicks contractions. Here's a link to a scientific explanation of the things. But basically, it's just my uterus starting to do some muscle training t prep for the big day. It's kind of like an effort free and painless sit up. Kind of. 

I'd have to go back through my facbook posts to see when I felt these with the girls, but I know it wasn't this early. I did ask the OBGYN is this was normal/safe to be felt so early on. She assured me it was just fine and has had some women report feeling them as early as 13 weeks. WOW.

Once I was assured that this was safe and normal it made the process seem pretty exciting. I can't believe we're nearly in the 3rd trimester (8 days to go!) and that my body is starting to get things in order for the big day.

1 comment:

  1. Ack! almost in the 3rd Trimester???? Where did the time go???