I think I had my 1st Braxton-Hicks early this morning

It was 3AM, and I rolled out of bed to use the bathroom. I love how my bladder is the size of a pea :/ As I was putting on a light shawl and heading to the door, my tummy felt really full and hard like I had gone to town at a buffet and was just hit with how much food I ate. It felt almost like a belly ache. There was some tightening sensations from the time I got up to the time I walked back into the bedroom. I woke up Erik to tell him, but he was still in a dead sleep and mumbled something unintelligible. When both of us awoke this morning to start our day, I reminded him of my stomach cramp, and he suggested Braxton Hicks. That makes me a little nervous.

I did a search on Braxton Hicks on this site and read some very comforting and insightful posts from the other moms. I know they're common in late pregnancy, and I now know that if they don't stop, morphine is an option as a last resort.

Erik is flying out to KS on Thursday to help his step sister drive a U-haul West as she is moving here. This is a last minute request from his step mom and Dad as of yesterday afternoon. I wish he didn't have to go, but the step sister's friend bailed last minute in helping drive :/ Erik's Dad would've made the drive except he is already driving to NV for bowling Nationals 2 days later. That would be way too much driving for a man his age and not much of a rest break in between the 2 drives.

Erik was saying a few days ago that he has a feeling that Baby is arriving this week, and wouldn't that be a trip considering we have to be out of this house before Baby arrives. Worse case scenario if the landlord doesn't give us a month extension, I can always stay with my sister until Erik finds an apartment here. We'd only be 2 hours away.

One of the doulas that I met with suggested that I begin writing my birth story in the past tense like it already happened. She said one mother wrote about what she would like to happen during labor and delivery and what actually happened was very similar to what she wrote. The doula said that if I write out my birth in the past tense it's like having the universe agree with me on all the positives which are likely to happen.

I find this interesting. I find being pregnant and this whole pregnancy journey interesting.

Moms, feel free to comment or give input on whatever suits your fancy :-)

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    Beth
    I love the idea of writing out your birth story in the past tense. I don't know that it will do anything, but no matter what happens it would be interesting to go back and read your story from before delivery, and another one after you are done!!
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        Mary Jane, your post are so fun to read! I also like the idea of writing your own birth story in the past tense (sounds like faith to me) Now if Erik is away the baby may play but, you are the commander in chief :) never too early to start to discipline; rock that belly! Just be gentle - she may rock back, if that doesn't work bribery will, try a big ole piece of cake :) don't worry I get the feeling that you'll do Grrreat!
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        I hope I'm the commander in chief coz she puts me in check...lol I have always had a sweet tooth. First trimester baby wouldn't have any of it. It was a fruit medley for me if I wanted anything sweet. To top it off, once I start feeling nauseous, the only thing that makes me feel better other than hot milk and water is vegetables ha ha ha. I definitely get my greens and veggies which I was somewhat horrible at pre pregnancy.
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          About MaryJane
          Birth: March 25
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          Pregnant back to back. I have a baby girl and another on the way. I'm also a pseudo-step mom to 2 tweens.