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!