You wouldn't know from this peaceful picture taken yesterday by MonicaJane that I have an "irritable uterus". That is seriously the name of my condition. So funny, but not really because since about 26 weeks my uterus has not stopped contracting. It's all day everyday pretty much no matter what I do which is a problem because contractions cause cervical changes and cervical changes cause the appearance of BABIES.
I'm only about 32 weeks, so I don't want to see a baby right now. I've been feeling a lot more pressure down there so I decided to go in and get checked. Turns out I'm 90% effaced, and about a 1/2 cm dilated, and his head is "right there". They did a test last night to detect fetal fibronectin which is the "glue" that holds the placenta together and if it's found in your nether regions, labor is very possibly imminent. If negative you have less than a 5% chance of delivering in the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I tested positive, so it's likely that he could come within 2 weeks, but I'm hoping not. I want him to get all nice and fat and cute and develop those little lungs so I don't have to see another baby in the NICU with an IV and tubes. It's the hardest thing ever.
So, as much as it pains me I have to learn to "take it easy" even when my toddler does stuff like this: