The past few days I've been having what I'm pretty sure are contractions. My whole stomach gets super hard and it's uncomfortable but not super painful. They are not regular at all. I'll have 3 in a row every 10 minutes or so, and then nothing for an hour or more. I saw my doctor yesterday and told her I thought contractions were starting and she said it's normal to start having some now.
The thing is, I realized today they are quite long (yesterday I thought they were gas ). Like, around 4 minutes - sometimes I think even longer than that. If they last that long are they contractions? I thought at this point contractions would be very short (like 25 seconds). I can't imagine them getting longer.
I am not really concerned, just curious. And I don't want to call my doctor - I'll be back at the office in less than a week anyway!