Since I was 37 weeks i have been getting painless BH and irregular menstral type cramps, back to back, the ones that linger like an aweful period. I felt that was pre labor but it happens so often I"m used to it now and pay no attention, I'm totally over getting my hopes up...until last night...
it was about 6 pm I thought I was having regular contractions, the real sort, the were regular for a little while, like every 20 minutes, then every 10, then nothing... I ate pizza very late and lay on the couch and they returned, so I thought I may as well go to sleep because if I fall asleep I know its obviously not labor... I did go to sleep but woke at 3 am with real intense contractions exactly 10 minutes apart, I got up to time them for an hour, they still were 10 mins apart but were less intense so I went back to bed, I woke up for what felt like 2 or 3 times every hour with an intense contraction, but they felt so far apart so that I stubbornly wanted to go to sleep instead of making a fuss about it.
The thing is, that the contractions were real and strong, but I couldn't make sense of how regular they were, should I have called in and have gotten checked? this morning I woke up at 9am after falling back asleep around 6am with no more contractions. Now its lunchtime and I don't even feel pregnant, except for this wiggle worm who dropped into my pelvis last night.
Is it normal for them to really hurt and then stop? Is it real pre labor? I hope so.... I've never had this before, it's confusing, irritating, exciting and then a huge let down when they stop.
My appt is Tuesday but I am wondering if I should get checked before then.
I've had mucus show but not bloody show. I really thought I was in labor last night, I really did.