After yesterday's membrane stripping, I started contracting. Just irregular Braxton Hicks contractions, mind you, but some of them were a bit painful. D and I went for a really long walk in the hopes of moving things along. I was contracting the whole time. We were getting excited. When we got home, the Braxton Hicks contractions started getting really regular and quite uncomfortable. They were coming on average 7-8 minutes apart, and this lasted for over an hour. I really started wondering if this was it. D was sure we'd be heading to the hospital in the very near future.
But then, the contractions started getting irregular, coming at 6, 11, 7, 4, 8 and finally 20 minutes apart. After a while they just tapered off altogether.
So we went to bed. I did have a few contractions in the middle of the night that were painful enough to wake me from sleep, but nothing came of them. When I woke up this morning and realized that I felt just dandy, I got a little discouraged. At this point, I have no idea what's going on.
So far this morning, I have had a couple of painless BH contractions, but nothing to write home about. I will be taking another really long walk today in hopes of getting things going again.
I'll post again tomorrow morning with an update if we're not at the hospital. (But here's hoping for a post-less tomorrow!)