I know we all "know" to stay hydrated, but I learned my lesson the hard way yesterday! It got up to almost 100* in Denver yesterday, and I got distracted and stopped slugging down water while we were at a BBQ last night with some friends I hadn't seen for a while. I started feeling funny, but I thought it was just sitting in a strange chair and eating too many cupcakes.
My stomach really started hurting and cramping when we got in the car to drive the hour home. When I had my "duh" moment and realized it was because I had only had two glasses of lemonade in the past four hours, we were in the middle of a long stretch with no towns or even gas stations. When we finally found one, DH ran in and got me the biggest bottle of water he could find. I drank it in 15 minutes flat and then chugged down another glass once we got home. It was really painful -- if I hadn't read other people's posts about dehydration I definitely would have gone to the hospital. It took about an hour for the contractions to subside, but they finally did. We aren't leaving the house without bottled water for the rest of the summer!
BFP #1 9.5.11, natural m/c 9.9.11
BFP #2 11.16.11, Lena Mae born 7.14.12!