So there have been several nights now that I have had contractions that did not end up with baby's arrival (since I'm still waiting :p). Last night was probably my strongest and longest set - starting at 8pm and not letting up until around 2am. They kind of disappeared while I was sleeping in between bathroom trips, etc. I have very sore abs and pelvis today like I did an intense workout. The contractions are very irregular both in frequency and intensity which made it it difficult for me to time them or know which contractions to count (do I count the less intense contractions same as the big ones?). I have my 39 week appt tomorrow but was hoping to get some input from those moms that went into labor on their own. Did you have a similar experience with previous episodes of contractions before the big one came that brought baby along? Do you time each contraction regardless of their intensity (if they are variable)? I'm not a FTM but feel like I am when it comes to going into labor since my water was broken in hospital to induce DS. I was told last week by OB to call if water broke or contractions were 5:1:1 so I hope it will be obvious when I reach that point.
Thanks ladies! So exciting to see babies arriving now
ETA: Reading up on this some more & it looks like I'm experiencing prodromal labor so probably why I haven't been able to time it very effectively. I hope this means my body & baby are getting ready for the real deal