We went to the doctor today. I've gained about a pound and a half, my blood pressure is good, baby's heartbeat is good, baby's head is down, and I'm 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced. I wish that meant that she's coming soon but it doesn't really mean much.
I was up late again last night, unable to sleep. I finally fell asleep around 3 am but woke up 2 hours later to bad contraction pains. For some reason, the contractions are always worse at night - maybe it's because I've stopped moving as much. The pressure on my pelvis is always much worse in the evening too. I'm really not sure as to why this is. But it's definitely getting annoying. It's always slightly scary to wake up in the middle of the night to bad cramps and pains.
I don't know how to better explain contractions other than all of my stomach muscles feel like the tighten up. On the way to the doctor's, I had 2 of them (and it's only a 15 minute drive) and then one while sitting in the office (which was about a 2 minute wait). I had Mike feel my stomach and he thought it was just the baby pushing but nope, it was all me. They also feel a lot like cramps. I'm definitely ready to have the real ones out of the way and just have the gift that I get for suffering through them!