Archive for July, 2005


Sunday, July 31st, 2005

Woke up at 5am this morning with nausea and diarrhea and cramping. Didn’t start to feel better until almost 9am when all activity ceased and my intestines calmed down. This is pretty much how my labor with Vic started, except that I knew my water had broken, and I’m pretty sure it -hasn’t- yet. Anyway, […]


Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Intermittent contractions continue. Some just the usual tightening that I associate with Braxton-Hicks, some stronger that wrap around my back. Still no increase in strength or patterning that gets them coming closer together. My parents arrived today, so all of the support systems are in place for when things get moving. The AC unit and […]

False “Backache”?

Friday, July 29th, 2005

All through the ride home and now as I sit here chilling out with my feet up in air conditioned comfort, I’ve had regular backache that comes and goes. It’s not strong at all, but it is rhythmic and I keep feeling pulling – like the ‘bootstrap’ B-H contractions I had with Vic, down yonder. […]

38 Week Prenatal

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Not much progress since last week – not quite another cm of dilation despite all of the false labor. The CNM could also ‘bounce’ the baby’s head up and down (ow), but she’s durn sure that’s a head there, not a butt, so that’s cool. Just means … no ultrasound. Heh. She was encouraging though, […]


Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Dragged myself into work today despite a muscle-pull in my right thigh, extreme fatigue and tons of pressure down low that made walking even more difficult. I had mild contractions every 15 minutes or so for the entire train ride home. On the walk from the bus stop to Vic’s school, the pressure increased and […]

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