I started getting stronger, more evenly spaced contractions. I called the MW and she said it sounds like early labor, not active labor. I am going in there at 3pm to get checked to see if I am progressing. I think I am as some of the contractions are getting to be painful and I need to make some noise during them to get through. DH came home about an hour ago and my mom is on her way over. I figure we'll go to my appt at 3 and then see what they say from there. I called our doula and she's ready to head over whenever I need her. Hope this is it!
Yay! I am hoping that the lack of update means you are laboring in earnest now! Good luck!
Still having contractions. MW appt was okay; I am 100% effaced, 2cm dialated and baby is at -1. Good progress from Monday. She said I am in early labor, sent me home to relax and told me to drink a beer. I had about 1/2 a beer and am about to take a bath and go to bed where DH will give me a backrub. The contractions are about every 20 minutes and I expect that when I totally relax tonight then labor will start in earnest. I will update in the morning if I can... unless we do a midnight run to the hospital. Thanks for the support!
Good luck Nicole! Perhaps you'll be having that baby tomorrow!!
Okay, here it is at 2:23am. I am up with contractions. They started around 10:45pm. So far they are 6 and 7 minutes apart. I am so tired and at first I was falling asleep in between them, but now I just decided to get up and do stuff around the house. I will let DH sleep until I think we need to go to the hospital. I am jealous though, I sure wish I could be sleeping away too... it's lonely being up in the middle of the night by myself. I tried watching the movie I have, but I don't like it very much. It's a little distracting to watch with the contractions. Hopefully the baby will be born soon; I can't wait to meet her!
YAY!!! You're making great progress and I hope this keeps up. I am sorry you are having trouble sleeping but try not to wear yourself out too much, that can make the later stages harder. I'm so excited for you, and I hope the next update is with an ideal birth and a gorgeous baby
So exciting! Can't wait for another update!
Thinking of you! I hope you got *some* rest and didn't do too much in the middle of the night!
Or...that you just went straight ahead and had that baby!