I had a restless sleep and then gave up around 3:50 am. I think the contractions were waking me. I started timing them and they are last 1 min and are 5 mins apart. They hurt quite a bit and I can't talk through them. At 4:20 am I went pee and had bloody show.
Since sitting up they seem shorter but I think the bloody show warrants something. I just hate waking people up! LOL. It would be especially bad if it weren't real. :P. I'm probably in denial.
Sounds promising! keep moving around if you can! I'm so excited for you!!!
They seemed stronger laying on my left side in bed, oddly. The were at the 1 min mark and hurting. Since getting up they're as frequent but only about 45 seconds and not as painful. Seems backwards.
I'd just keep walking around. If they were longer in bed that's actually a good sign. Contractions tend to be more painful laying down (at least in the beginning) and perhaps you notice the start of them sooner when laying down vs walking around (not as painful)??? Try doing some lunges maybe?
Yay for contractions! I would say try to go about your day, as much as possible, as you normally would. If it's the real deal (which it sounds very promising) your body will keep progressing.
Personally, I think trying not to obsess about what my body is doing will be the hardest part. It's so different when labor starts without rupture of membranes...that's a sure sign it's baby time. These come and go contractions are confusing!