Sunday, March 4, 2007

Contraction Tetris

I've been having contractions off and on for a while now, which can be pretty disconcerting depending on their severity and frequency. As I got used to it when I was in the hospital, it was kind of cool to watch it show up on the Toco monitors; it looks like a fairly perfect bell curve.

Anyway, I needed something to distract me from it, and Contraction Tetris was created. This is your usual game of Tetris, played on my cell phone, but reserved for times when I'm having contractions.

I tend to get them more frequently at night, and they usually start during Juliana's bedtime routine. We read bedtime stories up in our room now so mommy can participate - I'll be reading, say, "Curious George and the Pizza" when a contraction hits and I have to take some deep breaths.

Jason knows that sound by now, and we start the oh-so-fun process of timing the contractions to see if we need to be concerned. If I have more than five in an hour, time to call the doctor and make the trip to L&D. Luckily so far this has only happened once since I've been home from the hospital.

But after Jason takes Juliana downstairs and puts her down for the night, when he comes back upstairs and sees me on my cell phone, he knows it's Contraction Tetris. I don't know if I'll ever be able to play it again when this is all over!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Sounds like a fun game to play!

I'm so glad you posted today. I thought for sure you were delivering! I have gotten so use to reading your blog first thing in the morning. I kept checking all day yesterday!!

Happy (almost) 32 weeks!