Thanks for reading and responding, Bec. It was really encouraging.
As for my cervix. I'm definately not going to be checking it again. Honestly, I really don't know what the heck I was thinking. I have no reference point, other than my non-pregnant, fertile cervix and i'm quite certain the only way to really get a good picture of my cervix would be to check it on a regular basis, which I'm NOT going to do. Like you said, its just a fixation point. I'm the same way. If I have something specific to be concerned about, I tend to overthink it and make myself miserable. I protected myself very well from too much information (and thus too much worry) with my last baby, and I don't know why I'm having such a hard time doing that this time around. On the other hand, its a different pregnancy, and I'm just getting different vibes which is leading me to check things a little more, seek a little bit more medical care. So I guess the intuition is different every time too.
My uterus...yes, we will see. Twins would explain a lot of things, but we'll see. The BH themselves don't freak me out, its just the number of them and the fact that they're causing such discomfort and pressure in odd places that is bugging me. Today I've had very few tightenings, but my womb, cervix, and pelvis in general feel really tender and sore, kind of like a muscle ache the day after a workout. I do trust my midwife/midwives. I like that there are two and they agree but have different perspectives, so I always can bounce things off both of them. I've been in contact with both of them today.
I took some extra magnesium tablets today, which seemed to really help not only relax my uterus but also make me feel more relaxed. I've also been resting a LOT. I think part of this is my body telling me to slow down. I've been doing a lot of stuff around the house and garden, and its probably a little overkill. 3 hours of feet up rest every day sounds great right about now. I've always had a lot of contractions, some of which are really uncomfortable and preterm-laborish (later on), but I've always gone to no less than 39 weeks. :-) I did run out to get some cramp bark tincture and rasp leaf tea too.
I'm over the trip. In time, we can make it...maybe. :-) In the meantime there's always the telephone.
Thanks for the hugs. I hope you're recovering well too.
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