I was supposed to see my doc on Monday, but they called and canceled due to weather, so I won't see her until this coming Monday. I felt great last Monday and got a ton of stuff done around the house. Then Tuesday & Wednesday I was exhausted! I felt sooo tired I laid on the couch most of those days.
Then I had the joy of experiencing "prodromal" or false labor. Lucky for me, I was 99% sure it was NOT the real thing. I started getting strong contractions on Wednesday around 4 pm until bedtime. They were coming 10 - 20 minutes apart consistently. They kept coming no matter if I was laying down or walking around. The reason I was skeptical it was the real thing is that they felt more like BH contractions - starting in the front. When I was in real labor with Jenna my contractions started in my back and wrapped to the front. I got ready for bed and laid down and they stopped altogether!
This "prodromal" labor supposedly helps ripen the cervix and move baby lower. It can begin hours, days, or even weeks before real labor starts. So this could go off and on for weeks before we really go into active labor. Good thing Jeremy's off work for holiday vacation so I don't have to worry about him making it on time just in case! I went through the same thing with Jenna...I would have contractions for a few hours then nothing for two days....then contractions....then nothing!
I'm guessing we'll do a cervical check & membrane sweep on Monday during my appointment, so we'll see if that jump starts anything! It's looking more and more like we might be having a January baby!