An irreverent look at motherhood and family life in a new state of normal.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Every bump and tickle

Now that I have had kidney stones, contractions, and a trip to the ER, I am totally sensitive to every little bump and tickle. I'm crazy because every time I feel some little thing, I start to get worried and I don't want to deal with it. I have these pills that the doctor gave me (heavy duty pain killers from the kidney stones) and I'm tempted to take one all the time but I hesitate and then wait and then don't. I have taken half a pill several times but I never take them in a row and never more than one per strange pain. It's got me going a little nuts.

The other day, I had contractions, real ones, all day but they were not regular. So I didn't do anything about them and they went away. I had dreams that my water was breaking and that my mom was going to miss the birth. I was on the phone crying to her in every dream, apologizing that I couldn't hold it in any longer. They say the second kid comes out easier and sometimes early. How many of you had your second kid faster, easier, etc...?


  1. I'm probably not a good one for this. caleb came out at 35 weeks. owen definately not that early, but he stayed in until my scheduled c/s at 39 weeks and 1 day. i had no signs of labor yet.

    How far are you now? when is your mom coming?

  2. Sydney was two weeks late, Camille was 1 day early. Sydney was 26.5 hours, Camille was just under 13 hours. Sydney pushed for 5.5 hours, Camille pushed for 8 minutes!