I woke up at 2am this morning with major cramp like feeling which was totally strong. Tried to go to the bathroom but no dice. Then it kept happening about every 20 minutes. I thought it was tied to the too many scoops of Naturally Nutty that I ate last night after 9pm (I again had to sample each one). But it is now 3pm and it has not subsided – but also hasn’t gotten any faster. I am having about 1 minute of a major cramp that doesn’t go away no matter what I do and majorly hurts, goes away and comes back 15-20 minutes later. All day I felt like I was constipated(sorry TMI) but drank loads of water and ate fiberous (new word) foods. Is this contractions? I called the doctor and I’m going to go in tomorrow morning to get checked out if it continues but I have nothing else going on. I don’t think I’ll be hopping on the treadmill today! 🙁

I ran last night and it was a really good run, except by the end my lower back/top of my butt had started hurting and lasted into the night.

It was interesting trying to teach classes when one of these cramps came along and I wanted to yell out “MOTHER #$@#*(!!!!”



  1. ahhhhhhh! 🙂 🙂 🙂 ill be thinking about you lots!!! good luck if it is “it” – i have no idea lol

  2. Chellie has Issues Reply

    LOL that wouldn’t be a good thing to yell in school! It sounds like contractions to me. I hope your sub plans are ready!

  3. Serenity Now Reply

    My doctor always told me that if it was enough to make you stop and catch your breath – then it’s a contraction. So I’d guess if you’re wanting to yell and curse – DEFINATELY contracting! hahaha – Trouble is figuring out whether or not it’s Braxton Hicks or the real thing. Good luck girl…get some rest – don’t overdo it 🙂

  4. Chic Runner Reply

    Good luck, I’ll be thinking of you… BUT wait until the 19th!!!!! 🙂

  5. Wow, I don’t know but it sounds like it could be contractions! Eeeee! You’re going to have a baby!!!I think we should invent more new words: Blaunt (blogger aunt) and Bluncle (blogger uncle). Hehe, bluncle. I’m so excited for you. Keep the updates coming!!

  6. teacherwoman Reply

    Oh my! If those are contractions… I believe I guessed the 7th of February! Keep us posted, chica! 🙂

  7. Angela and David Kidd Reply

    Good luck! It certainly sounds like contractions – I don’t know from experience but I don’t think false labor contractions hurt much.

  8. OMG! I dont know what its like but it sounds like there might be a baby in the near future! KEEP US POSTED! GOOD LUCK!!

  9. Definitely sounds like the real deal…woo hoo! Get some rest and be sure to post as soon as you can so we can all meet the little bundle of joy.Hope you cleared your work load!

  10. Mama Simmons Reply

    Read this bloghttp://mydeargherkin.blogspot.com/The most recent two posts talk about her labor. She’s a great writer and will crack you up, but she also gives a good detailed description of her epidural which might be beneficial for you to know. :)Good luck!

  11. umm, yeah, the wanting to scream part? that sounds vaguely familiar…good luck! sounds like it’ll be soon!

  12. Sounds like my first labor. They were pretty intense but only a couple of times an hour and I still went to work. My son was born about 32 hours after they started BUT at the end the nurses got impatient and gave me some pitocin. So it probably would have taken a little longer without the extra boost. But yeah, it sounds like labor to me. I bet you’ll be at a 4 at your appointment if you don’t go tonight. good luck!!!

  13. Well, now that I know the outcome I am going to go ahead and say there are contractions…LOL.This is hilarious to read after the fact:”I don’t think I’ll be hopping on the treadmill today! :(“Um…nope…”it was a really good run, except by the end my lower back/top of my butt had started hurting and lasted into the night.”Hahah, classic early labor symptoms :)Your running helped bring him along! However, I am no doctor, so don’t quote me on that.Congrats again. I’m so happy for you and your hubby.

  14. BeachRunner Reply

    Now it really gets exciting. :)Hopefully it is soon for you, dear Nat-a-tat-tatt-Slice. All the best. We are thinking of you.

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