I’ve been having fairly strong contractions every night around 11 pm. They’re likely nothing, but at my 34 week appointment it was confirmed I’m progressing a bit (not much) (barely at all) so, obviously, I’m supposed to avoid them as best I can.
Tonight the thought hit me: if I’m asleep at 11pm do the contractions still come? Have I not been avoiding them as thought, just sleeping through them?
- They hurt and there’s no way I can fall asleep while they’re happening.
- They’re probably the result of over-tiredness and/or overexertion.
- I sleep hard, especially at the beginning of the night, and it takes a lot to wake me up.
- They come whether I’ve been running around trying to fold and put away one last load of laundry OR laying in bed reading a book, having not moved a muscle for the last hour except to turn a page.
(As you’ve probably gathered, lying on my left side and drinking water does nothing. Yet, I can’t explain why, but I do sense they’re only practice for the real deal, despite the have-to-breathe-through-it intensity. I have a history of progressing fairly early, then staying pregnant until an acceptable 39-ish weeks so cross your fingers we’re headed that way again!)
(Oh, and yes, I do have them throughout the day as well, especially if I do a lot of walking.)