Yeah, big lame-o
So, last night I totally felt "off". I had a ravenous craving, ate a bit of it, and then the nausea began. I could tell bub shifted even lower, and I began to get crampy...then through the night I had random painful contractions, and a good ole' fashioned bowel cleaning out.
I woke up and immediately was taken aback by the big time menstrual cramps/backache and contractions every 4 or so minutes. For. Hours. My MW even pronounced it was likely baby day.
Then, around 1 or so, it petered out. Since I was already in a pattern, I tried some light natural methods-had DH come home,
used the breast pump, walked like crazy, lots of RRL tea, etc. When walking they'd be really strong, but when I stopped, they did. Finally I was just pooped and decided that I figured real labor wouldn't need so much prodding once it had begun, so I'd take a minute and put my feet up..this was around 3 I think, and nothing much happened after that.
My MW checked me at 4:30 to make sure we weren't missing something and I needed the GBS anyway. I was really "squishy" and dilated to a 1.5..something major for me, as I never make a change before labor.
So, while I feel like an idiot, (and never thought I'd go before 40 weeks at least-but it sure convinced me after hours of it!) I know it did some good, and I'm even MORE relaxed about waiting until it's time. My body will know, right? I hope so..
Thanks for the well-wishes, and so sorry for being a goof false alarm here.
Blessings to all you mama's and mama's to be!