25 June 2010

respite

So yesterday afternoon, the contractions slowed-- sure, I still had them, but not nearly as often, and had an almost ordinary evening. I went to the grocery, came home, did laundry, made myself dinner. As each contraction came, I noted the time, but the spacing was so far apart that I felt the knot inside my soul loosen.

Today, it was the same until about 2 hours ago, now they are more frequent again (every 15-20 minutes), but the break? By some miracle I felt myself heal in those spaces between contractions.

Today I got a call from the Dr's office, no urinary tract infection- so this is all about spasms.

This whole thing has made me wonder if folks who have colitis/IBS are more susceptible to irritable uterus. I wonder if the same sensitivity, the same predisposition to spasms makes it more likely.

I did add magnesium (slow mag) to my daily diet-- I do not get enough leafy greens. And my prenatal has only 1/3 the daily recommended dose, so I added just enough to be 100% of RDA-- two pills, just one in the morning one at night, that way at least I won't be making this worse by depletion.

So-- my soul feels better. Even with the return of the more frequent contractions, it's as if during that break, I got my feet under me somehow. I am not sure if this feeling will last, this improved calm, this feeling of almost-having-it-together-ness, but in this moment, I am grateful for the relief.

6 comments:

Mad Hatter said...

I am so glad the contractions are slowing/stopping and that you are feeling calmer. Good idea on the magnesium...Keep taking care of you.

Love,
Maddy

Kate said...

Gllad things settled for a while. Hope they continue to improve!

Nic said...

Glad the contractions slowed and you found some peace.
I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to have these contractions.
Hang in there. You seem to be coping so well.
Thank you for your sweet message, I have woken up feeling happier and stronger today. Maybe it's because it's the weekend!
Take care
Nic x

Pundelina said...

Thinking of you sweet-Kate. I hope those naughty spasms settle right down.

x

Anonymous said...

((((HUGS)))))

Barefoot said...

I'm so sorry that you're going through this stress, but happy to hear that things are going better, and that you're feeling better about them.