...because I need them! On Thursday, the OB said I was 1 cm dilated and that my cervix was softening. I figured this was good but knew it isn't much-after all, I could stay that way for awhile. Then I started getting contractions at 6 AM on New Years Eve, and they haven't stopped since. They are mild (obviously! otherwise I couldn't be playing on here and distracting myself) but they are fairly regular-between 4-7 minutes apart. They just aren't the real deal yet. I'm also losing parts of the MP.
We thought maybe that things would change over night and I'd get into active labor, but it didn't. But, it was good to get some sleep! And today has been the same. So now we're going into night #2 of regular contractions with no changes in intensity yet. Cross your fingers things cross over into the active phase soon! We're excited.