Had my first labor dream last night.
Also my first Braxton Hicks contraction!
Kinda freaked me out TBH. It felt like a low-level menstrual cramp but was strong enough to wake me up. From said dream of being in labor!
So *of course* 2am me started worrying about going into labor early. I got a snack and hung out for a bit before going back to bed. Pregnancy insomnia is real! I have been lucky that this was my first real night of it.
Unfortunately when I fell back asleep, I then had this terrible nightmare that my little girl was born at 6 and a half months! And I saw her little underdeveloped body and was crying and telling her she still needed to be in my belly growing. It was AWFUL.
Needless to say I have been a bit tired today!
I read up on Braxton Hicks contractions, and it turns out they can start as early as second trimester! My doctor told me I’d likely start feeling them around 7.5-8 months which is why I started freaking out last night. Hearing that it is completely normal to feel them earlier is so reassuring!
I came home early from work to take a hot shower and nap, and rest a bit. Tonight: early tuck-in!
Braxton are no fun!
Tell me about it! When did you start getting yours?
I wanna say about 5 weeks before I had my little girl. So a month or so of those wasn’t fun at all
Yea that doesn’t sound fun! Did you ever think they were real contractions?
Yeah it did cross my mind and it worries me cause it would be way to early for little one to arrive