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A Trial Run

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Lori

    Glad your OB emailed you and let you know those will happen again, so you are prepared now for that. I imagine it was a little scary for you.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes! It was nice to hear it might happen again. So far it hasn’t happened since last Thursday. I’ve worked out a few times (elliptical, weights and swimming twice) and none of those activities triggered those contractions, so I’m wondering if maybe I was just dehydrated or something.

      I’ve read that contractions can start happening really frequently now but I had assumed that meant Braxton Hicks, which I’ve had for a few months here and there. So this was kind of a surprise! It was scary but it turned out ok.

  2. Jan

    You are doing amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing all your ups and downs!

  3. nylse

    I didn’t know you were pregnant. Congratulations. I have never heard of irritable uterus but pregnancy can make anything irritable. Here’s wishing you a safe delivery and try not to worry too much.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the well wishes!

  4. Becky

    Are you trying to do a drug-free birth? If so, there are some awesome things your husband can do to help alleviate pain. I had a doula and between the two of them, they saved my bacon and really helped take the edge off. I’m so excited for you! These next few weeks are going to go by so fast!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Becky!
      Not sure how far I’ll get with drug-free but I’m going to give it a try!

      1. Becky

        You’ve been active for so long, I bet you can manage the pain really well! Your body is already in great shape and that will make a huge difference for you. What a fun time in your life! I really can’t wait to see pics of your little guy!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That was definitely on the back of mind…continuing to exercise, especially weight lifting, I was hoping that would assist with labor and delivery!

  5. Yum Yucky

    Irritable Uterus? Holy moly. I’ve never heard of this. But just wait until the baby comes out. It will be “irritable infant/toddler/tween/teen” for a required minimum of 18 years (hahahaha!). Seriously, though. Parenthood is great. hehe

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Michael joked that he could have told the doctor I was irritable. 😉

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