I woke up several times last night to pee - but something felt different. Finally at 5:00, I realized that I was indeed having some real contractions. They were intense enough that I could not fall back to sleep. I finally woke Ian at 5:40. I stayed up for another couple hours while Ian slept. I slept in between contractions. It was certainly a taste of labor. But they eventually lost intensity and I was able to fall completely back to sleep.
Just another sign that my body is doing what it should be - getting ready! I was filled with excitement at the thought of this time being "it."