... that along with some of you other ladies, I had an eventful night last night, too. Contractions started sparadically around 6 p.m. We ate dinner, I bathed the kids, got them all ready for bed, played drill sergent mommy while they picked their toys up, etc. Went over to my dad's to watch "True Blood" (we don't have HBO)-- knew I was contracting during all of this and like I had mentioned to Veronica, I had that crampy feeling like AF needed to come or had just started, but I hadn't started thinking I needed to time contractions. Got home and decided that perhaps I needed to start timing the contractions b/c they were becoming pretty uncomfortable, getting to the point where I couldn't ignore them and found out that they were every FIVE minutes! I timed them for a hour (hubby knew what was going on), called my dad to have him on stand-by, texted my doula to have her on stand-by but let her know I wasn't sure if this was IT b/c I had had a long labor with my son (un-induced, 23.5 hour labor, even with contractions this close) and I wanted to go to sleep b/c I was exhausted. My stomach got very upset and I took a bath to make sure I was cleaned up and went to bed. I fell asleep fairly easily after the bath and got woke up a few times by contractions but for the most part, this morning, I haven't contracted by maybe twice in 30 mins. but I still have that awful, annoying AF needs to start feeling! I hope I'm not gearing up to have prodromal labor like I did with DD. (As I type, I'm having the third contraction of the morning and it's a pretty good one!) This is how things played out before I was induced with DD, LOTS of contracting (even though I'm well-hydrated and haven't over-done it) that do nothing and tapper off after a few hours and by the time I went to have her, I was exhausted. I'm calling the midwives today to let them know my concern and what they think I should do but I'm trying to be optimistic that this won't be another two weeks of prodromal labor spells... ugh.