36 Weeks, oh my!

18 Dec

Two nights ago, I started having contractions. These weren’t like the contractions I had before, these were the most obvious contractions ever. My back was aching, the pain would start like period pain and rise up my stomach while it made a first. It became rock hard. Phew. Breathe. My husband was asleep, so I decided to time them. Is it time, I thought? I wasn’t sure, so we would wait and see. First contraction that was timed, 13 minutes later the second one happened. 7 minutes later the third one happened, 8 minutes later the fourth one happened. One lasted for over 1 minute, one lasted 24 seconds and another one 54 seconds. They were frequent but inconsistent. They weren’t an exact timing apart from eachother, but they were painful and uncomfortable. It’s about 3am at this point so I decide to call my mother to see what I should do. I am full of energy and feel like this is it! I call her, and she told me to drink chamomile and try to relax, hopefully they would go away. I did just that. I got my chamomile, drank it, and headed for bed. It’s about 4:30am by then.  When I got up the next morning at 10:30, the contractions were much better, but I decided not to go to work and try to figure out what was happening. I sat in my living room for a couple of hours, and by the 3rd hour, I started feeling contractions again. I decided that I should wait it out until I got to my doctors appointment later that day with my doctor. Contractions kept coming and hurting and then finally my appointment came. My doctor checked my cervix, I was 1/2 cm dilated. My cervix was short and soft, and it could literally be any day now. She told me that she doesn’t think i’ll last beyond December, but that some women go through labor really quickly in a short period of time, and some last a few weeks being 1/2 cm dilated. I’m not sure what to do now, and contractions still keep coming. She told me that the REAL contractions, will be so much more painful than this. Wonderful, I’m really looking forward to it 🙂

P.S.-Sorry I havn’t gotten a chance to post up pictures from the nursery, because its still not done! I’ve been waiting for my husband to go and get the curtains hemmed and we have had a rough week and havn’t been able to. Promise to update as soon as we get them done!

12 Responses to “36 Weeks, oh my!”

  1. Lauren December 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Can’t wait for pics of nursery and a little one! Oh my! I want all the details and advice when this is all said and done. So amazing that you are just about full term.

    • bloggerkuwait December 21, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      Can’t wait to share them all with you dear friend 🙂 you’re not too far along behind me, and your bump has become just more amazing as time goes by. She’s beautiful, and can’t wait to see you in my same exact shoes in a few months xoxo

  2. lamentingthelentil December 18, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Crazy!! Painful enough contractions to make you call your mom??! Aagghhh. You’re so close. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the final nursery pics and (more importantly) your sweet girl when she arrives. Thinking of you!

    • bloggerkuwait December 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

      I know! Can’t believe it! Thank you sweetheart, I keep thinking of you and those two little miracles. Keep updating us regularly! I miss your updates!

  3. Stephanie December 18, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Any time now!!! Exciting!

  4. maternalstateofmind December 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Well how exciting!!! I know you’re desperately waiting for your mom to arrive, but either way, it’s pretty darn exciting that you’re going to meet your little one so soon! Cant wait!

    • bloggerkuwait December 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      Isn’t it?! Keeps you on edge all the time, it’s kind of nerve wrecking! Haha you’re almost there too!!! How are you feeling??

  5. redbluebird December 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Eek!!! So exciting!!! Can’t wait to hear updates 🙂

  6. prettycuteovaries December 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    How exciting!!! I am SO stinkin’ jealous!!! Haha, this little boy has no plans of going anywhere soon!

    Can’t wait to see the nursery pics! I’m behind on posting mine too because it’s not done 😦 Pretty much all is done except decorating the walls, but still.

    Can’t wait for another exciting update!! Have you picked a name yet or have I missed it?

    • bloggerkuwait December 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      Haha! Don’t be too jealous, this little one might decide to stay inside a little longer, while your little one might decide to come in a split second! 🙂 unfortunately with these things, we can’t predict 100%!
      The nursery is so stressful to get one last minute! But I have faith in us! Finish it soon and put up pictures please 🙂

      Yes we picked a name, but will share as soon as she’s born, just to make sure we dot decide to change her name last second haha!

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