So last night around 12:30AM I was woken up by contractions. They were happening every few minutes. I got up to go to the bathroom and they didn't stop. I began to time them around 1:00 AM since they kept coming. I would get them for about 2 minutes every 10-20 minutes and then for four minutes every 12-20 minutes then back to two minutes. This went on until about 3:15. They were so bad I couldn't even sleep.
Why didn't I go in? I wanted DH there with me in case it was the real thing. I didn't want him to have to try and find someone in the middle of the night to watch the kids. Also, I was hoping it'd keep going until about 6:00AM when the kids usually get up. And I also didn't want to get someone to come stay with the kids if they were going to send me home. All yesterday I was having these frequent contractions though. For a few hours I would have them about 5-10 minutes apart and then they'd stop.
Does this mean the end is near? I honestly don't know if that's how this works or not because with my first I only ever had contractions the night I went into the hospital to have her (had her the next morning). And with my second I only had maybe 4 contractions the night before she was born, and then I had to go into the hospital the next day and be induced because my water was leaking.
Gah, I really hope this means I'll be having him soon lol. Has this ever happened to anyone else?