Ok my dear blogger friends... I am in some dire need of some advice or your comments in general! First off, we're getting closer and closer to Reagan being here..... which means I should be getting all of the rest I can, right?! HA! Wrong! I have a terrible cold/sinus infection and have been so busy with Clayton's party... plus the things that I am about to ask you about!
Second time moms... did you notice a big change in braxton hicks contractions between your first and second? With Clayton I barely felt them. I pretty much only had them at the very end of the pregnancy before it was time to go be induced. With Reagan I am already having them and yesterday they became much stronger and more frequent. Not enough to be real contractions, but a definite sign that labor is on the way (who knows when!). I just wonder if it is normal to notice them more your second time, or for them to be stronger your second time.
Ok, now, my second issue is that Clayton has been waking up at night recently. From the time he started sleeping through the night (about 4 months old) until just a week ago he has slept nearly 12 hours a night like a little angel. I had a pampers email sent to me about what he should be doing during this time and it actually talked about how when babies become mobile they start to freak out about their independence and need Mommy/Daddy time in the middle of the night. The past few nights it has been 4am, 5am, and 4:30am. All three times we had to take him downstairs and put him in bed with us. He also took a bottle to go back to sleep which he never does. So, I don't know if it is growth spurt or seriously needing us. Last night, bless my mom's heart, she was trying to take care of him for us and he freaked out worse until I took him downstairs to our room. Could have been the change of routine...
So, anyone have any good advice for me? I'm going crazy! I need sleep! Between contractions, Clayton, the cold, and having to pee, I am going to fall apart! Thanks for the help in advance! ;-)
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