Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Midnight Cramps

            Michelle woke up with major pain in her belly. “Do you think they’re Braxton-Hicks contractions?”
            “That’s what the doctor said.” Michelle was gasping. “But I never had such bad pain with Celia.”
            There’s not a whole lot you can do at 2am for extreme cramps, but be there for the other person. I tried to stay awake, and rubbed the spots, prayed, and held her. The pain started to dwindle after fifteen minutes, and was gone in twenty.
            “The worst of it was fifteen minutes,” I told Michelle before falling back asleep. Somehow, I think knowing the time will be helpful if it happens again. Knowing that there will be an end to it, and just how long it will be, will somehow, hopefully, make it more manageable.

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