Friday, December 12, 2008

Lil one is 23 weeks today. Tomorrow nite we'll hv a scheduled appointment. Am wondering whether the lil one will reveal the gender or wait until 26 weeks or wanted to keep it as a surprise until delivery day. Anyway, i hv a wedding to attend tomorrow at serdang, i just hv to make sure that i will not tempt DH to any shopping malls AFTER the wedding ceremony.

Despite my worrisome & several reminders by DH to slowww down. I tend to forgot all about it once i saw a shopping mall!! Yesterday, i got a braxton hicks for almost one hour at the office during courtesy call [i hv to walk fr one end to anor end of the this HUGE complex]..sape kata braxton hicks tak painful? it's painful ok..i cant focus, breath, talk, sit or walk properly. I almost called my ob-gyn, but i changed my mind when the pain decreased after relaxing and eating. And today, me & aqeel's mom went to Ikano (me: without telling DH) for lunch. Mcm tau2 je [i'm having anor bouts of mild braxton hicks] DH called and asked my whereabouts. Ngeh2!! [Sorry DH, the lovely wifey cant sit still. She tried, but apparently the pain feeling did not make her feel serik yet & besides she has to walk the new clark sandal u bought to test its comfortability;)]. Anyway, thank god me & Aqeel's mom went to Ikano and found a discounted Avent Sterilizer [NAK JUGAK TAU!!].

Lets read about Braxton Hicks:

What Do Braxton Hicks Contractions Feel Like?

Braxton Hicks contractions can be described as tightening in the abdomen that comes and goes. These contractions do not get closer together, do not increase with walking, do not increase in how long they last and do not feel stronger over time as they do when you are in true labor.

How Do I Know When Contractions Indicate I am in True Labor?

To figure out if the contractions you are feeling are the real thing, ask yourself the following questions.

Contraction Characteristics

False Labor

True Labor

How often do the contractions occur?

Contractions are often irregular and do not get closer together

Contractions come at regular intervals and last about 30-70 seconds. As time goes on, they get closer together.

Do they change with movement?

Contractions may stop when you walk or rest, or may even stop if you change positions

Contractions continue despite movement or changing positions

How strong are they?

Contractions are usually weak and do not get much stronger. Or they may be strong at first and then get weaker.

Contractions steadily increase in strength

Where do you feel the pain?

Contractions are usually only felt in the front of the abdomen or pelvic region

Contractions usually start in the lower back and move to the front of the abdomen

If you are having Braxton Hicks contractions, you really don't need to do anything unless they are causing you discomfort. If they are making you uncomfortable try the following:

  • Take a walk. False labor contractions often stop when you change position or get up and walk.
  • Get some sleep or rest.
  • Relax.
  • Drink water, juice or herbal tea.
  • Eat a snack or small meal.
  • Get a massage.
What i'm having is definitely a BH. I think i dont need to remind myself to slow down. Let's try a reverse psychology instead?. Why dont i pay a visit to alllll shopping complex in Klang valley? Hmmm...mane lagi shopping complex belum pegi ni????


Anonymous said...

dear...stop pitt tu dh sudah..ko blum lg..dnt presure urself k..

Anonymous said...

hahaha..elin bunyinyer spt pit yg ajak aku pegi shopping. It's not like that. Aku dgn rela consent to anything yg ade kene mengene dgn shopping mall. thehe. I'm learning to slow down..ehehe..buat pertama kalinyer, weekend ni aku langsung tak pegi any shopping mall=>

Anonymous said...

great eastern mall?....
kb, we have a date dis friday....
are u still up to it?

elin: for ur info kb yg suke ajak aku gi jus fulfilling a pregnant mom's wish...

Anonymous said...

ELin: sbnrnyer pit yg ajak aku. hahahaha. Cth: cm this week (yg date tu), pit yg ajak aku g jalan2 lagi. hahahaha.

PIt: aku sentiasa up to it, sbb duit dah masukkan.