Last night I was so sure I was in labor. It’s funny, you’d think I would know what going into labor feels like since I’m a second time mom – or about to be a second time mom. But the truth is I have no idea what it feels like to gradually go into labor! And that’s because my water broke unexpectedly at 38 weeks and 6 days with Molly. But contractions didn’t start so I had to be induced so I pretty much went from no contractions to extremely painful contractions in just a few minutes. So basically, I have no idea what it feels like to gradually have contractions get stronger overtime.
So yesterday, I woke up feeling very nauseous so of course the first thing I did was Google it. And it said at 38 weeks pregnant nausea can be a sign that hormones have been released in your body that are about to start labor. Then by late afternoon my belly had totally dropped out of nowhere. Every sensation in my body changed after he dropped. I had extreme back pain that definitely felt similar (back not as painful) to the back labor I had with Molly. And a lot of cramping. I was so sure that I was in labor around 7 PM that I even called my doctor to talk to her about it. But based on the frequency of my painful contractions she thought that I was in a very early stage of labor or just having painful Braxton Hicks because of where the baby is now sitting.
So needless to say, I’m not in labor this morning and I’m still pregnant. I don’t mind. I’m still in my 38th week. I think I’ll feel more ready next week. But I just want to give you guys an update!
And while you’re here, check out my blue maxi dress in these photos. It’s from Nordstrom rack in super affordable at only $29! It comes in a bunch of different colors – have it in two different colors! I think my exact color is out of stock, but a bunch of other colors are still available. I’m guessing I’ll be living in this dress all summer. Details on everything else in these photos are below the pictures.
Anyway, I hope to keep you guys updated on Insta Story on when I go into labor!!! I want to try to share everything in real time on there! So when we go to the hospital – you guys will know! Love you guys!