I haven't been on much this past week or so. I seriously thought I was going to lose our Baby. Since week 10 my uterus has felt sore when any pressure has been applied there. Then last week I started cramping on and off, having sharp pains here and there, my lower back has been killing me and I have been having contractions! I will be 20 weeks this Thursday so the contraction part really really scared me. My Midwife said it's normal in subsequent pregnancies to have Braxton Hicks before 20 weeks. But painful contractions?? They come and go randomly, mainly at night when I am laying down. They friggin HURT! A few times they hurt to the point I couldn't even stand straight and the pressure down there has been hard to deal with! I spoke w a charge labor and delivery nurse and she told me that my body is getting use to being pregnant all over again (been 6 yrs since I had DD). She said it was because this Baby is going to be much bigger than DD. She was only 6.8 lbs 20 in long at birth. I carried her to 40 wks 1 d before being induced. When we went in for out 16 week gender u/s the u/s tech said she had never seen a Baby so long at 16 weeks. We couldn't even see his feet! I am pretty sure everything is okay, even though I am experiencing all this crazy stuff I never expected to experience so early. Baby Noah moves all the time. He is very active and kicks strong and I check his heartbeat every 2 days and it's always within normal range. Has anyone else experienced any of this before 20 weeks?
on Sep. 3, 2013 at 7:56 AM