From yesterday: My contractions seemed pretty irregular through the night (the ones I was awake for, anyway), and then after I got up for the day, they seemed pretty steady at around every 6-8 minutes. Then I filled up on Indian buffet and came home and took a nap, and they've since stalled out. Oops! That's okay, though. I know baby is hanging out getting ready, and my body is probably doing plenty of behind-the-scenes stuff to prep, so I'm just laying chilly, relaxing, straightening up the house, and am about to go relax on the back patio because our weather is suddenly gorgeous and not-hot today.
From just now: Contractions woke me up at 3:55am, spaced about 8-9 minutes apart. I stayed in bed for an hour after that, but sidelying was just not working for me, so now I'm on my ball in the living room. I'm letting my partner sleep now, since today might end up being a long day. I'm now having to vocalize through the contractions (the urge is so strong!), and I'm feeling a lot of it in my back and cervix. Poop. Might need to work on some Spinning Babies stuff in case the baby has turned posterior. Also, for those of you wondering, they were not joking about being able to act/be totally normal between contractions. When a contraction comes, I go somewhere else, but when I'm not having a contraction, there's no pain and I feel pretty normal. This is making me feel pretty powerful right now, like "I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR A MINUTE AT A TIME!" Of course, that might be a totally different story in a few hours. We'll see.