Around 4pm yesterday, I realized I was having some real contractions. I was also really tired, so I decided to lay down for a nap. I had trouble taking a nap because of said contractions. Finally at about 5:15, I realized that these were much more intense than I'd experienced before.
I sat up and started doing some stuff and after another 45 minutes or so, thought "I think this is it!" I didn't call Ian quite yet, not wanting to jinx things. Instead, I hurried around the house doing some things and timed a few of the contractions just to see where I was at. Most were 7-8 minutes apart, and lasting about 45-60 seconds.
Ian came home and things continued. We went for a walk with Tessa, and a couple times we had to stop while I had a contraction. I ate something little for dinner, and things continued. Finally, at around 9 I took a bath and decided to try to get some sleep. If this was the real deal, I wanted to sleep while I could and knew that if it was the real deal, that contractions would become uncomfortable enough to wake me.
Well, I went to sleep and did wake up to a few contractions. But overall I was able to sleep. This morning, I'm still having them, but they aren't quite as intense.
I spoke with my doula last night before bed and she reminded me that if it's the real deal, the contractions will intensify over time. So I guess this isn't it.
Ian's at work while I'm home (pouting). I was getting excited to meet this little one. But apparently it's not quite time yet!