OMG.. I thought I was going to deal with this sooo much better.
I started having contractions day before yesterday.. but they were not consistent at all and not painful.. just like... a period. Night before last I was at Labor and Delivery late due to decreased fetal movement and having contractions then.. but same deal.. Anyway... yesterday I didn't get up until about 2 from being up sooo late and was having contractions. They started getting pretty consistent 3-5 mins for an hour... and then I randomly had a couple that were 9 mins. They were painful, but I could still function ... By 11 or so they were starting to hurt... I showered and we watched TV and they started getting really consistent. I tried laying in bed at 1:30 and slept a few mins for about a half hour.. but couldn't really sleep through them. I got up and tried walking around.. and then tried bed again and just couldn't sleep through the pain and they were coming about 4 mins apart. We decided to head to the hospital. I got there and was only 3 cm dilated! (doc said I was 3 1/2 on Thursday)... Anyway.. they monitored me for about 20 as I hadn't felt him move and I was having contractions every 3 mins.. but they sent me home anyway. We got home at about 630 am.... It is now 1030 and I still haven't slept... I am exhausted.. but I start to fall asleep and then have a contraction... I am miserable! I am also worried I won't know when to go back... she said since they are already so close to base it off intensity of the contraction.. when I can't walk or talk through them.... Sorry to complain.. I know we all get to go through this.. but I didn't realize it was going to be THIS long without progress... bleh.