3:30 am I woke up with a contraction and clocked them getting progressively closer together, they all lasted from 40-60sec, and eventually they were 5 minutes apart for an hour. We got ready to head to the hospital, got my MIL over here to watch my 3 year old and they stopped.
I mean- THEY STOPPED!- AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH This was about 7:30 so I had been enduring this for 4 hours and they just stop. OMG!
So now it's 3:45pm and I have had some off and on all day but nothing as consistant as this morning. They have always increased when I've been nursing which my 3yo has done an exceptional amount of time because she's coming down with a cold- that's what I need right now is a sick 3yo and a newborn- but after she unlatches, they don't come as often or last as long. *sigh*
My doula says that I'm probably just going to be one of those women who has a lot of false labor. I've been having cramps and isolated contractions for about 5 weeks now...
I think what it comes down to is that I HATE being wrong and I HATE having to listen to my MIL talk about her 6 labors and what she did and when she went to the hospital and yadda, yadda, yadda. I waited until I had satisfied the "doctor's recommendations" of 5 minutes apart, last one minute, for one hour before we even called her because she lives so close and then they just STOPPED! I was embarrassed because I felt like I had jumped the gun but we live 45 minutes from the hospital and it was going to be rush hour anyway. Guess it's better that they stopped at home than at the hospital...
I feel better now- is anyone else even left out there? I feel like I need to switch to the Feb DDC even though technically my EDD was January...