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Saturday, June 11, 2005



I'm sure Dr Delight told you this but the uterus is a muscle and likes to be hydrated and it likes protein. So, if you feel contractions happening, my NP told me to drink about 3 glasses of water, eat some protein and call her if they did not stop with in the hour. Just FYI. You're doing GREAT !!!


Yes. The "cure" for Braxton-Hicks, at least (and real contractions caused by exertion, etc., not real labor) is to drink a ton of water. It's also good to alternate with Gatorade every third glass or so to keep your electrolytes up. If you can stay ultra-hydrated that'll help keep you confortable and prevent swelling.

Since you have a laptop and are on bedrest, are you going to post more often? I can't really get enough of the snark.


Rest. Grow babies. The only 2 things you need to do. I will do all the worrying. you don't need the stress. xoxox


De-Lurking here to say NO WORRIES, MAMA! Things will come out all right in the end.... Just sit back, relax, and order room service.
Also, your Braxton Hicks contractions... I had the same thoughts as you on the frequency of them, and wether or not they were dialating me. ( also had a shortened cervix, at 29 weeks) Here's what my doc told me.... Unless they happen more then twice an hour, real -progressive contractions will HURT (and they did) so I was not to worry. She was right.. there were a couple of times I'd get a BH contracton 3 or so times in an hour, but they never hurt. They just tensed up my tummy, and when I'd freak out and go in to be checked, there would be no difference. My stress on the whole thing was another matter.
Don't waste time or energy worrying. Just be happy for every minute you get to spend with your babies.. both inside and out.
You'll be fine, MAMA.


You'll do it. You will make it until July 22.


Hey. It's good to hear from you again and it sounds like you are in pretty good spirits.

Stay in there babies!! Shrub is still president. The economy is pitiful. And it's really, really hot and muggy this time of year. Don't be in a hurry to come out yet.

Take care.


De-lurking to say I am so glad that things are going well so far. Good luck for the next few weeks - sounds like you have lots of support, which is great.


I had the whole "irritable uterus" thing from 17 weeks on, if I recall correctly. In fact, "irritable" didn't seem adequate. "Bitchy" was more apt. It kept me on edge all the time, but thankfully, all the millions of contractions never led to any change in my cervix.

Glad to see you at home and holding up well. Moms rock. So do good network connections.


Just checking in to see how you're doing and sending good thoughts your way.


Just wanted to post to say been there, done that. With my 4 yo I was on bedrest from 24 weeks on for pre-term labor/shortened cervix. Then they ended up having to induce me to get her out! Now I wasn't pregnant with twins, so it's a little different, but I know how much bedrest can suck. I'll be thinking about you.

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