Yesterday was a good pregnancy day. Not too many contractions, I had a little energy, and I got a few things done (besides keeping my kiddos alive and fed, of course). Today? Not-so-much. In fact, I had so many contractions that I had to spend the whole day in bed. Not-so-fun.
This afternoon I checked in on a Yahoo group for women with early contractions/pre-term labor, and found I wasn't the only one having a rough day. Then one of the moms informed us it's a full moon, and that she always had stronger contractions then.
Apparently there is plenty of anecdotal evidence showing that pg Mamas are more likely to head to the hospital when there is a full moon. In fact, reading that reminded me that our family friend and L & D nurse Laura pointed out that it was a full moon when I was put on bedrest with Lucas. Braxtons Hicks may be stronger at that time, leading to moms who are close to their due date thinking they're in labor. And supposedly more women do have their water break when it's a full moon.
Now I'm glad I didn't push it tody, and that I laid in bed. All day long. On my left side.
A huge thank you to my Mom and Catherine, who stepped in to help with the kiddos today. They had a wonderful time with you! And another thank you to my sweet husband, who is picking up the slack big-time these days. For about the hundredth time, he wondered aloud today about how we'd be managing this if he wasn't unemployed right now....
Please pray with us that our sweetie stays put as long as possible. I'm 26 weeks today, and it is still way too early for her to make her appearance!
Click here if you want to read a short article about this issue. Not scientific, by any means, but interesting nonetheless!
UPDATE: Today (Saturday) I spent several hours at the OB Triage, with severe abdominal pain and contractions. An ultrasound, pain meds, and a shot of terbutaline later, I'm back in my own cozy bed, on modified bed rest w/ more terbutaline to take on an as-needed basis. We're praying this is just a temporary bump in the road....
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