i'm not sure if these are those practice contractions or not but i had this strange thing happening between 11am up til my nap at 2 woke up at 4 and ended at 5.
i would describe this as my abdominals squeezing all around my baby, stomach feels hard & i can make out some body part of him, doesn't hurt but does feel a tad uncomfortable, braxton hicks contraction maybe?
well, didn't sleep well the night before so i was kind of out of it & trying to stay in bed to get some rest. i woke up & was dehydrated drank some water, ate, stood up for a bit, then took my nap. woke up again this time feeling dehydrated & hungry. walked to grab a bite with my bf at a restaurant from around the corner, when i was walking back home i had another one of these practice contractions. i was halfway home & as i was walking i felt my stomach tense up, i thought i could walk through it but it got even tenser as i walked, then i tried walking almost penguin-like to see if it helped, it only hurt a tad, i stopped walking waited a few minutes then continued & felt fine after. what's the deal?
i would time the braxtons and if they are happening closer togther and start to get painful then i would say its the real deal... but if its just random ones here and there then its just braxtons... they are no fun....
If it's just tightening and they're not painful, it's probably braxton hicks. I went in to L&D the other day because I was having seriously uncomfortable braxton hicks...they were in a regular pattern and everything, every 4 minutes for 60 seconds or more...went in, and I wasn't dilating any so I got sent back home. Drank a ton of water, went to sleep, and they stopped.