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And so it begins...

Meg called me on her way home from work (around 4:30). She told me she was having cramps. I asked her if she thought she was having contractions and of course she responded with, "I don't know. I've never had a contraction before." I wanted to call her a smart ass, but I knew this was my first shot at demonstrating my supportive, calm side.

I told her to breathe and asked her to describe the pain. I then googled Braxton Hicks Contractions. Braxton Hicks Contractions occur when the muscles of the uterus tighten. They are essentially practice contractions.

Meg's contractions occurred off and on for a little over an hour. Everything on the internet suggested that women (who are less than 37 weeks pregnant) should contact their doctor if they experience more than 4 contractions in one hour...we didn't listen.

Instead, we took a slow stroll around the block, drank lots of water, took a warm shower, and then rested in bed.

All is well.


  1. How exciting!! I found your blog from It's Conceivable...& I'm glad I caught on when I did! I feel like I have new friends (as strange as that sounds) who are about to be 2 of the best moms out there!

    I wish you both the best of luck & I am sending all happy thoughts your way for when the real time comes :)

    also, if you have any time/hints...I have a BabyCenter account, & I tried to link my blog to it like you did, but I am not getting it. It's probably so easy I'm just missing the button!

    1. Aww, yay! I'm so glad you found us and I totally understand the friend comment!

      In terms of babycenter, go to where it says journal (click on it)

      Click the link at the top that says import blog.

      Type the url or blog feed and choose the type of blog. Then hit submit.

      You should be good to go!

      Let me know if you have any problems!!!

    2. I got it!! Thank you :) I can't wait to read more updates from you!! Also, the nursery is so cute. That quilt is beautiful! I wish I knew someone who quilted.

  2. Glad they calmed down--Avery, you need to stay put a little longer, honey!

  3. Agreed! Hopefully Meg doesn't have a long labor process...if so...don't forget lavender OIL.


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