Posts Tagged "Braxton hicks"

I’m Tired of Being Pregnant

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I’m Tired of Being Pregnant

My first pregnancy with S Dot could be considered a sweet dream compared to the experience I am having with twins. Sometimes I blame my attitude. Not a day goes by that I don’t question, “How the hell am I going to raise three boys?” I know, I know…this is a blessing. I should be happy, right? Well you tell that to my swollen hands, face, feet, ankles and legs. I look like a drowning victim. Tell that to the very active 5.5+ pound boys weighing down on my pelvis  with so much pressure it feels as if someone dropped kicked me in the vagina. Tell that to the sciatic...

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Delivery Fight Club

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Delivery Fight Club

Now as I prepare for the birth of the twins, I find myself thinking back to the delivery of my first child, S Dot. Before delivering my son, I asked every mother I knew, “How does child birth feel?”… and the clearest answer I received was, “imagine your worst menstrual cramps and multiply times 100”. Let’s just say that did not nearly detail what I felt. But my girlfriend/hair stylist (who has an 11 and 13 year old) told me a woman is not suppose to tell a new mother what delivering a child feels like, as to avoid scaring her. I guess it’s like the first rule of Fight Club. There...

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My Baby Story: Are These Contractions or Braxton Hicks?

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My Baby Story: Are These Contractions or Braxton Hicks?

Now that my son is a year and a half I’ve been in a reflecting  mood. If you are from the East Coast and you gave birth on August 24, 2011, than our stories start off very similar. My son S Dot was born the day after the East Coast’s first major earthquake and the day before Hurricane Irene. On, August 24th, I woke-up in the middle of the night and felt stomach cramps but couldn’t distinguish whether these were the usual braxton hicks I had been experiencing for a few weeks or real contractions. Here I was, one o’clock in the morning actually Googling “What do contractions feel like”?...

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