(sigh) You would think with this being my 3rd one I wouldn't really need to ask this question LOL.
Okay, so Sunday morning I had bloody show. (lol I was irritated because I had 5 loads of laundry lol) Anyway I have never had bloody show with my girls. I never even remember the mucus plug with them. It's all new to me! I called L&D to see what they said and they wanted me to come in just to get checked just in case because it's my 3rd baby. They hooked me up and apparently I was having a lot of contractions because they were really surprised I didn't say anything. I told them I hadn't noticed and honestly didn't feel them! Everything checked out, I was just a little more dilated (still considered a 2 though) and they sent me home.
Since then I have been having contractions off and on. Sometimes they're painful, sometimes just discomfort. Sunday night I was having painful ones but they'd last about 10 seconds and they were about every 2-3 minutes. However, after taking a warm bath a few hours later they seemed to calm down. Yesterday I had noticeable ones in the afternoon for about an hour but again they weren't lasting anymore than about 20 seconds long.
This morning I am laying here and I can feel them, and they're painful in my back (which the drs don't want me to have since I have a wiggly baby...they said it would make delivery difficult) and they're more in my lower pelvis. Every now and then I have to take a few breaths to get through them, other times I don't. Part of me is worried that because I wasn't feeling the contractions at L&D maybe these are actually stronger than what they appear to be. These are coming every few minutes (maybe 5?) and they again only last a short while (20 seconds at the most).
I also don't want to go to L&D again and be checked just to be sent home. Ha don't we all hate that?! If I call I'm sure they'll tell me to come in since it's my 3rd baby. What do you ladies think?