Shelbyscout, I am due the day after you are, and this is my second baby, and I am not having anything that *I* recognize as contractions either. My midwives have not done any internals on me, nor did I have any with my last pg, despite being with an OB, so as far as I am concerned, nothing is going on. I have had BH's t/o this pg just like last time, but they haven't changed. In some ways the "nothing going on" is frustrating when I hear about all the other women having this contraction and that dilation; but in other ways, I also don't have to deal with the "you're 3cm dil/60% effaced and should go within a few days..." and then you are still pg 2 weeks later.
I didn't have any contractions with DS prior to labor, and my water broke suddenly at 39 w 2d, so things can DEFINITELY come out of no-where and surprise you.
I am trying to be more zen, but between being uncomfortable, tired, impatient, and having a 26 mo old who doesn't sleep...I am DONE but at the same time it's not going to be much easier once DD is here- just different!
Kelly, wife to DH, mom to Caden Reese (10-2-06), Tessa Brynn (12-26-08 ), and Maddox Quinn (7-16-11). Fur-mama to Finnegan, Ripley, Raisin (my little kitty amputee) and Kimchi. 748/2011, 2028/2012, 2023/2013, 1256/2014, 353/2015