That One Time I Jinxed Myself with Early Labor


37 weeks baby bump showerGym Hottie begged me to please not go into labor. I not only angrily agreed but it’s not like I could avoid labor, even if it was early. How can it be? After all, I am only 37 weeks. “Only? But you’re full term!” If you recall my last post about knocking the gestation date as an inaccurate time for “full term” I think I jinxed myself. As luck would have it, I was experiencing irregular contractions that evening.

Irregular contractions surrounded my pubic area and would shoot down my inner thighs that would make me buckle over. The timing was irregular, the pain was irregular, and it would go away once I moved or stopped moving. I put Humnoy to bed and almost did not want to get up for my midnight shower because that would mean I would be standing. I got my shower and I continued to get some irregular contractions throughout the rest of the early morning until I fell asleep. Moral of the story: just don’t talk about anything pregnancy because you’ll for sure jinx yourself.

Contraction characteristics False labour True labour
How often do the contractions happen? Contractions are often irregular and do not get closer together. Contractions come at regular intervals and last about 30-70 seconds. As time goes on, they get closer together.
Do they change with movement? Contractions may stop when you walk or rest, or may even stop if you change positions. Contractions continue despite movement or changing positions.
How strong are they? Contractions are usually weak and do not get much stronger. Or they may be strong at first and then get weaker. Contractions steadily increase in strength.
Where do you feel the pain? Contractions are usually only felt in the front of the abdomen or pelvic region. Contractions usually start in the lower back and move to the front of the abdomen.

Table from: http://www.webmd.boots.com/pregnancy/guide/braxton-hicks-or-true-labour-contractions

Did you ever jinx yourself in pregnancy?

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11 thoughts on “That One Time I Jinxed Myself with Early Labor

  1. Yay so exciting!! I am looking forward to seeing that baby. Don’t be stingy with the pics when you have it, I wanna see like 300 photos even if 3/4ths look exactly the same :-)))))))

  2. Labor can beso confusing… even if the contractions are consistent it doesn’t always mean the end is in sight!Good luck in the next few weeks!! 🙂

  3. Love your photos! Buuttt Ooo girl sorry you got them Hicks. I jinxed myself not once but twice with Soleil.. Lol.. Felt so retarded bc I went to the hospital not once, but twice in 1 day & they would send me away. Buut my 3rd trip was the lucky time 4 days b4 edd.

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