warning: TMI post! (if you're reading my blog regularly, that shouldn't bother you!)
the last two nights, i've had Braxton-Hicks contractions so strong they were painful. more than four of this sort in an hour, back pain, SCARY!
consulted "What to Expect When You're Expecting;" any of those factors are enough to wake up the OB for. you do try not to do that, so i waited to see if they would settle down.
last night was much worse than the previous, and i kept thinking it was digestive pains. eventually did have some big D. this can CAUSE contractions, and it can accompany labor; so which was the cause and which the effect?
i've been running like a nutter this week; finally had some positive cash flow and did my best to eliminate it at Target, Sam's, and Lowe's Foods. along with haircuts and a orthodontist appointment. in three days - you wouldn't think that would be too much.
apparently, when it's accompanied by the long days i've been keeping, it's too much. *sigh* i'm phoning the OB later, but i expect i should slow down and take it easy for a couple of days, see if it helps. have an appointment next week for glucose test, ultrasound, and regular exam.
further bulletins as events warrant!