Re: Did I hurt the baby?
I have the same outlook as you pretty much. My back or sciatic nerve would hurt when I would rest in the evening if I did too much but I would wake up the next day fine. I also don't call my midwife or the nurses either. I just called the first time the other day because I am 38 weeks now and had an exam and that evening pieces of the plug began to come out and I was experiencing non-stop cramps and lower, dull backache. I called the next morning to ask if the midwife "stripped my membranes" or if the exam had anything to do with what I was experiencing or if it was just me and my body getting ready on it's own. I don't normally call and run into the office or ER unless it was nessecary. I find that using common sense in my cases, that any concerns I have and tell them are considered "normal" and so I try to keep everything in perspective.
I think back to when my Mother was pregnant with my younger sisters 11 and 13 years ago. I grew up on a hog farm and she was out doing chores throughout the 9 months with each carrying 5 gallon buckets of feed in each hand and jumping over fences to round up the pigs and giving them shots when they were born. I guess I just take after her, pregnancy doesn't really phase me so much. I feel fortunate that my mother had normal, fairly easy pregnancies that resulted in no stretch marks for being as little as we are. I am ready to be done now......ready to have my body back again. Sorry, I began to ramble.