Last week was so much better! Such a big difference and such a relief. And that is about as exciting as the update gets for last week. More of the same: a growing belly and baby kicks. My doctor warned me a few weeks ago that I could start experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions at this point, but I don’t think I’ve had any yet. The author of one of my favorite pregnancy calendars wrote about her experiences with Braxton Hicks contractions for her week 25 update. I know everyone is different and I shouldn’t do this, but I’m waiting for something mildly painful as she experienced. While I honestly didn’t think it was possible for me to drink any more water, I’m trying to increase my intake based on her experience that dehydration makes these contractions worse. I spend a lot of time in bathrooms lately.