Well, this past weekend was exciting/ not exciting. On Friday my hubby treated me to a prenatal massage (at Spa Luxe if you live in the Tulsa area) and it was AMAZING. I told the massage therapist to go ahead and hit all those pressure points they say can send you into labor and on Saturday, I thought it had worked! I woke up around 7:30 with a pretty strong contraction, and they were about 11-15 minutes apart. Blake was turkey hunting about an hour away and I knew it might not be the real deal, so I spent the next few hours timing them and getting things ready around the house, because they were getting closer together. Blake was checking in on me regularly, but I refused to make him come home if it was just going to be false labor, but when he called around 11:15 to say he was headed home I was relieved because at this point my contractions were about 5-6 minutes apart, regular, and lasting around a minute. However, they weren't super painful. We got to the hospital around 1:30 and I was still contracting regularly, but when they hooked me all up and checked me, I was still 1cm dilated and 50% effaced- exactly what I had been at my dr appointment that week. Two and a half hours later, no change.
The on call doctor said it was labor, but just the first phase, and that it seemed to be stalling. We headed home, and I had regular contractions for the rest of the evening, but around bedtime I took some tylenol and was able to sleep, only waking for a few of them. Since then, it's back to the fun braxton hicks- no regularity. We've been doing lots of walking to try to progress further, as I'd much rather go into labor naturally than be induced, but I am glad we have an end date in sight. We'll see on Wednesday if there's any change!