So many contractions today…

I was really, really hoping that this pregnancy was going to be different. After all, since we’ve found the reason why I can’t have a baby without Pitocin, I was really hoping that maybe, just maybe, the contractions wouldn’t start so early in the pregnancy. No such luck.

I did a lot today. A lot of walking, and a lot of uphill and downhill walking. I mean a LOT. My mom has been in town visiting since Saturday afternoon, and today we decided to head into Helen. When I was younger, and we came to GA for vacation, we almost always made a trip into Helen. They really have the world’s best funnel cake, and we love walking and looking in all the little shops.

So, since Mom was in town, we decided a trip to Helen was called for. Well, being pregnant and dealing with 4 kids, keeping them from touching every little thing, is a lot of work. I’d forgotten how spread out Helen is. While you can easily walk anywhere you want to go, there’s a lot of uphill driveways and entryways, and just a LOT of walking.

We didn’t spend but a few hours in Helen today. The kids were so good, but we were all just ready to come home. I sat down on the couch, and immediately,the contractions started. These are not Braxton Hicks contractions. These are honest to goodness contractions that I’ve spent many a night in the hospital for. But, because I don’t have to worry about dilating, there’s not a blessed thing I can do about them.

I really wanted this pregnancy to be different. I really wanted to have the contractions start about 36 – 37 weeks. Not 24 weeks. It’s just too early. I still have so far to go.

Off to drink more water and lie on my left side. Maybe I just over did it today and tomorrow will be much better.

I’ll upload pictures from today soon, I promise!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    jennifer says:

    You need to slow down Mama! for real! This is your last pregnancy and this baby needs you to take it easy for a while!

    I also want a delivery without pitocin. I don’t know why they would use it when the delivery is having contractions at a normal pace.

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    Jewllori by Lori says:

    I also was loaded with pitocin on my first baby, and I really think it lead to the fact that we needed a C-section..hopefully not this time though!

    YES, get some rest! You need it! Let’s hope this is the one and only day until birth you have these contractions!

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    SissyMerks says:

    Take it easy momma and get some rest. Don’t over do it.

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