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Saturday the 20th I started having regular contractions. I had had no contractions prior (at least not ones that I could feel) so I was pretty excited about that.  They continued through the evening. Sunday I had contractions 4-7 minutes apart.  We called Brian's mom to come over and stayed home from church. I was feeling pretty tired, my body was working hard even though I wasn't doing that much work.

Brian's mom spent the night Sunday night in case we needed to leave in the middle of the night.

But alas. The contractions never got closer together, and they eventually spread out.

Pretty much for the next several days I would have timeable contractions at some point every day or evening, only for them to peter out.

Wednesday I went to the doctor. I was 39 weeks 6 days. I asked her to check me. I was feeling very frustrated with thinking I was having a baby and then nothing happening.  She checked and I was 4 cm dilated, 50% effaced. Woohoo! So all the contractions were actu…