i've been up for a few hours with menstrual crampiness & loose stools. my instincts are really telling me that this is it! i called my parents (because they live 2.5 hrs away & they missed the birth off dd2) and because the rest of my birth team lives from 1/2 to an hour away, i think i'll start calling them around 5am to give them the option of heading over here before traffic hits. (i have a history of quick births & we really don't want to UC. well...i just jokingly mentioned the idea to dh & he was NOT thrilled. i should keep it down because he's a nervous wreck right now). dh & i have been preparing our bedroom & it's been fun since this is our first hb & a totally new experience. he's putting a little more air in the pool & i was supposed to be coming downstairs to rest but i couldn't help getting the word out for peaceful thoughts & prayers & vibes or whatever you emit!!!