Well I'd must admit, I wish I wasnt here typing this because I really thought last night was it...so much for getting my hopes up!! I was pumped full of primrose oil, bounced on the birthing ball, ate mexican food for lunch, walked 6 laps at the Supermall, (and a few other things...) and when we got home I was having regular Braxton Hicks just sitting down. I thought it wouldnt hurt to call and just find out when the best time to come in is...I explained to the nurse I was at 2-3 cms, had my membranes stripped on Thursday and in week 39 with baby number 2. She said don't ignore the "braxton hicks" because to them, they are still contractions. I was told to drink some fluids and see if they go away. That way I will know if they are "real" or not...they were never painful, just full of pressure and when I went to bed, I was able to fall asleep right away, not a good sign! If there is any light at the end of the tunnel, Im still feeling them today so they havent gone away. The nurse also explained that since Im a vbac candidate, that I shouldnt wait as long at home and should come to the hospital soon after anything happens. This whole experience is so weird for me because with Jacob, I never even dilated, let alone felt a contraction until I was in the hospital for an induction. So I feel like a first time mom again...Im asking all my friends "labor" questions and thankfully they are all being so helpful!! I really just wish either my water would just break, or my contractions would become painful (odd requests, I know) hehe. That way I'll know...this waiting game stinks!!
Come out Norah!!! Daddy is working in Burien all next week and the drive home will take forever!
Will keep you all posted...