For several days, I have been feeling contractions, some bigger than others. So I decided to go get it checked out. I had early contractions with Elizabeth for 12 weeks before she was born, yet she was born on her due date. So on one hand I was not worried, but on the other hand, I think it is better to be a little cautious. So joy of joys, I now am on "limited activity" or "modified bed-rest". It is hard to get me to slow down, but this little one is doing a good job of making me. I am not "progressing" according to the doctor, so the contractions are not doing any harm. Thank the good Lord! My biggest worry is that I tolerate the pain of labor quite well and have quick labors, so I am concerned that I will go into labor and have little time (if any) to stop it or get the baby some steroids for his or her little immature lungs.
I believe very strongly in the power of prayer and the power of mind over body. So as I will my body to get this baby to a safe age to be born, please say a few prayers for the little one who still needs to grow. I figure that 5 weeks is a minimum for any viability, 8 weeks is much better (I'd be about 28 weeks). The chance of survival goes from 25% to 75% in the matter of 3 weeks. I always find that so amazing. Of course better still would be me getting all the way to 40 weeks, but I take it one day at a time. What else can you do?
Bad Backs Laxtoberfest 2008
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