Oh my word! Braxton Hicks contractions are painful and terrible. However, if you are like me and like to drink coffee before water then your contractions will be much worse. Lesson learned. Drink water before coffee to prevent Braxton Hicks contractions.

I am so thankful I had a sister and a good friend who I could talk with to make sure I didn’t need to go to the doctor’s office. 30 weeks is very early to start having contractions so I wasn’t thinking I was going into labor, but my goodness if those are anything like real labor pains I am in for a rude awakening. I must prepare more mentally to suffer. I will attack this labor as a CrossFit competition that doesn’t allow breaks or food. There is nothing glamorous or precious about labor is what I am thinking. The reward at the end is great, but during it is going to be a struggle. I have to remember every pain has a purpose!

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