Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Braxton

Not my favorite Braxton:

{Seriously, that kid gets me every time.  Too bad he could care LESS about me.  
He does, however, LOVE Phil.  Everyone does}

I'm talking Braxton Hicks.

Those things SUCK.

I had a pretty rough weekend when it comes to eating and drinking water.

As in, I didn't do much of either.  Don't get me wrong, I did still eat.  But it definitely wasn't enough.  Which is pretty bad.  I'm a little shocked that I didn't end up passing out, but whatever.  It must be because one of the few things I did manage to eat was Skittles (cause I was sewing and I like to eat Skittles while I sew).

Anywho... I honestly think it all stems from my time on the Low Iodine Diet.  It doesn't take long on that diet before you lose your will to eat.  And I think it trained my body to shut off my appetite if I go more than a few hours without food.  I won't be hungry and nothing even remotely sounds appealing.  It would make for a great weight loss diet, but that isn't exactly something I'm looking for these days.

Ironically, Thursday and Friday I spent doing nothing but eating.  Seriously... I couldn't get enough food.  I think it was starting to scare Phil.  He'd never seen me eat that much before.

Well my binge eating lead to some pretty awesome dehydration.

Cue Braxton Hicks contractions.

Constantly... all day yesterday.  It didn't matter if I was sitting, reclining, laying down, on my side, standing up, walking around... They were constant and not too comfortable.  I really didn't appreciate them.

So I spent most of the day chugging water.  Then I decided I should probably do my best to relax last night. And what better way to relax than with a bubble bath.

Couple of problems with the bubble bath:
1) Our bath tub is clogged and has been for like a year.  It takes FOREVER to drain and that means that like a day after I clean it, it is dirty again.
2)  Our bath tub SUCKS for baths.  It's maybe 10 inches deep.  I'm not even exaggerating.  So by the time I  get it filled up, I have to practically lay down in the tub (cause that's safe) in order to get my body covered.  But yeah... my body still wasn't covered.  My knees, belly, and boobs were all completely out of the water and bubbles as I did my best to lay in the tub and not drown.  This also put my neck at close to a 90 degree angle.  Comfort abounded.
3)  The hot water heater doesn't really allow for enough hot water to fill the tub.  This only makes the above mentioned point all the more exaggerated.

But I did it anyway.  And since I was fairly unrelaxed when I got into the tub, I'd say it was successful in relaxing me a little.

So far, I've only had a few Braxton Hicks.  And I'm pounding water like it's my job.  Lesson learned... dehydration is NOT fun.

1 comment:

  1. I had a ton of braxton hicks even though I drank a ton of water... pregnancy. Such a fun journey ;) At least it's totally worth it in the end!!

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