Well I was taken by surprise that I was in actual labor merely due to the fact that I was only 37.5 weeks. I kept brushing it off as prodromal up until I was in the hospital being told I was 6cm My intuition said "this is it! You're in labor" but other peoples' stories of weeks of false labor made me doubt myself. If I had been a lot closer to my due date I wouldn't have doubted it so much.
I was surprised with both of mine. My 1st DC was 4 days early and sprung a leak so to speak and I didn't know what was going on. I called my OB and told her I kept peeing myself and couldn't control it.
WIth my 2nd DC I was surprised too as I was only 36 weeks. I woke up at 4:15am and noticed I had blood tinged mucous. I brushed it off until I had my 1st cx only a couple minutes later and they came right on top of each other.
With this one, I have that feeling, or hope that today's the day (everyday) with all the prodromal labor, but nada. I had an OB appt yesterday and she said I'm a good 2cm and started bleeding pretty good while I was there. So, I was thinking 'ok, this is it', but I'm still here :
Very surprised. I just put my pajamas on and was crawling into bed for the night. Then my water broke and I had my first full on contraction. I was on bed rest so I definately would have noticed if I thought anything was happening earlier. I was full term.
surprised each time...this time dh and i were actually staying at a hotel for one last getaway while my parents watched the kids...i was 37w3d and we came home around midnight, not sure if this was it or not but called the mw...Josiah was born at 4:30am