It turns out I am going to have a very odd delivery story. Disclaimer – if you don’t want any details just read the summary at the bottom. I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and the doctor seemed quite surprised to find me 4 cm dilated. I had been having some random discomfort, but nothing I realized were consistent contractions. Those continued most of yesterday and then quit around 8 pm. About 4:30 am I thought my water broke and called the nurses. They said to come on in. Once there I continued to confuse the entire staff. My water had not broken, but I was now 5 cm dilated. They decided to keep me around for a while. About 10 am, my doctor examined me and said I was 5.5 cm dilated, but she was sending me home. Now I am home and feeling no pain or tightening or discomfort of any kind. My mom (the retired OB/pediatrics nurse) says she never heard of them sending people home at 5.5 cm, but she has also never heard of someone getting to that point with virtually no pain either. Oh well. Now we play the waiting game.
Summary – I have been back to the hospital, and labor is progressing, but in days not hours. I am now back home and no baby yet.