I’m up with contractions (it’s 11:30 pm on Monday night) so I figured I may as well type out this post while I have the time! I don’t think Andrew would really appreciate me turning our bedroom lights on for a bump pic, so a bathroom selfie will have to do.
I’ve pretty much internet-diagnosed myself with something called “prodromal labour” which is labour that changes the cervix, but not enough to push through into active labour. It’s almost like early labour in super slow mo. I thought I had heard of everything, yet I had never experienced nor even heard of prodromal labour… until now.
I don’t want these posts to come across as super negative, but I also don’t want to leave out anything for the sake of staying positive. I want you guys to know that I feel incredibly fortunate to have a healthy baby in here, and that I’ve been able to have such an active and happy pregnancy! This is a bit of a glitch, but totally doable.
Because all these contractions are stronger than Braxton Hicks, they stimulate my bowel (like regular labour contractions do) and so I’ve been pooping non-stop for days. Which, of course, has irritated my bum to no end, and also taken away my appetite. I had gone down to 138lb as of Sunday morning, but I weighed myself tonight and I am back up to 141 lb, which translates to probably 140lb tomorrow morning. I eat my middle-of-the-night cereal with coffee cream, and snack on peanut butter and chocolate ice cream whenever I can.
I’m nervous about going into active labour and giving birth in the car. I’m also stressed about constantly contracting and worrying about where I am with Callum and how I’d get from wherever we are to the van and to the hospital if my water were to all of a sudden break.
I’m pretty much just nervous, worried, and stressed. BUT… that’s pregnancy for ya, especially near the end.
I only ran 3 days last week, but I ran again today because I’m technically term now, which is great! So I’m not scared of delivering early anymore, and running really helps to curb my anxiety. I stick to the treadmill in the garage, just to play it safe.
So… my contractions settled down (for now) so I’m going to try and get some sleep while I can!
Have you guys ever eaten cereal with coffee cream? It’s SO YUMMY.
Favourite flavour of ice cream?