Kia asked me to post an update as she is home, contracting and trying to sleep.
Kia went into L&D around 2pm. At first they said she was fingertip dilated with lots of contractions so they wanted to watch her. Then after a couple hours on the monitor they said she was 1cm+, 70% effaced and having contractions 8-11 mins apart. The doctors think this is the start, but early, so they sent her home. She's trying to get some sleep now in case things pick up.
I hope it either calms down so she can get some rest or picks up and goes quickly. I'm sure contractions at that rate are exhausting after going on too long. Best wishes for an easy and quick labor when the time is right.