So I've been having contractions since before 4 p.m. (yesterday, i suppose, since it's 1 a.m. my time). They were the same pre-labor intensity/length, etc. b.s. I've been having for weeks & I didn't start timing til 9 p.m. or so. Showered, got the bedroom & bathroom just how I wanted it. Layed down at 10:30 p.m. to see if a nap would make them quit, only was able to doze off once for a half hour or so (DD1 had way too late of a nap & then DH let her play with balloons & she was being WiLd). Contractions had been every 10 minutes or so, still the same lack of intensity, til I laid down then they were about every 20 minutes. DH destroyed my clean kitchen and DD1 was being so wild I finally gave up & haughtily became a cleaning tornado, I just couldn't rest anymore. Since I got up the contractions have been every 5 or so minutes, strongest I've had all day but totally manageable still, sometimes with a small one in between. I talked to my MW at 9 , I didn't want to surprise her in the middle of the night with full-blown labor. She just said thanks for the heads up & to let her know if things pick up. I'd consider them "picked up" now, but DD1 finally fell asleep & we're watching a favorite movie, I'm still coping fine, not a problem to sway or rock on my excercise ball through them.
Part of me thinks if I'd go to sleep they'll quit, the other part of me doesn't want to try to sleep cuz I'm afraid they WILL stop. Some third part of me remembers the loooooong early labor I had with DD1, thinking that's just how my body rolls, & I'm a little nervous for when things really get going. LOL, last night DH & I were talking about the birth & he likened the miracle to "a St. Bernard through a cat door"!
& no "show" or signs of my plug at this point. Baby Zoey, whatcha doin in there? Come & see your mommy & daddy.