Monday, January 4, 2010

32 weeks 2 days

I'm not sure what's going on, but I am having an abnormal number of Braxton Hicks contractions. :( I've had these quite often since the middle of my pregnancy, but suddenly this morning they became much more frequent than usual.  I had 5 or 6 while I was in the shower and they were making me so uncomfortable that I laid down in bed for another hour before heading into work.  They continued while I was laying down and while I finished getting ready, so I called the doctor's office on the way to work and left a message.  The phone nurse called back and talked to me a bit about them, and when I told her how often they were she said that yes they should probably see me.  However, my 32-week checkup is tomorrow, so she said that it should probably be ok to wait until then unless I am very worried.  She said that they will be more concerned if I notice a pattern to the contractions or if I show any signs of bleeding.  Neither of these things are taking place, so I seem to be fine for now.  She said to take it easy, drink lots of fluids, and call back if I feel like I need to come in at any time.

I've started recording the time of each contraction once I got into work.  I've had 31 since 9:49am this morning and it is now 1:27.  So 31 contractions in around 3 1/2 hours.  That's quite a lot.  They generally say to call the doc if you experience more than 4 in an hour.  I'd say I'm a bit beyond that.  The good sign, however, is that the contractions are typically very short.  Longer contractions are more worrisome.  I really feel like everything is probably fine, but I can't help but be a little concerned.  If you'd keep me in your prayers it'd be appreciated. :)

I'll provide an update whenever I get one!

God bless,


  1. Hope everything is all right. Praying for you and the baby.

  2. Praying for you and the little one! I've not had much experience w/ BH contractions, but they sound like they would worry me too!!

  3. Kara, I will pray for you, I know how scary anything out of the ordinary can be. Hang in there, and keep us posted.

  4. Are you feeling better Kara? You're in my thoughts! -Lisa