So just thought I would give everyone a quick update on how I have been feeling. I woke up a couple times in the middle of the night to go the bathroom and had fairly wet pantyliners. This continued throughout the morning and I decided to call my Dr. to see if she thought maybe my water had broken. After explaining that I had wet pantyliners, but no big "gush" of fluid and I still wasn't having any contractions, she told me to just keep an eye on things the rest of the day. She said if I did get a "gush" of fluid then we should probably head to the hospital, but she didn't think there was any need for me to go in at that time. I continued to "leak" fluid all afternoon. It just felt like I was peeing my pants every time I would get up from the couch, move a certain way or cough. So, Tony and I finished packing our bags, took showers, and did a few last minute things around the house. However, after taking a shower and getting ready, the feeling that I was "leaking" slowed down a lot. I have also started to have a lot of intense cramping in my lower abdomen and back. I am not sure if these are contractions or not. I don't feel like my entire stomach is getting tight and for the last couple hours the crampiness comes and goes in short spurts that are pretty close together and then it subsides for a while.
I have been looking back at all my pregnancy books and trying to remember everything that we learned in our childbirth class, but I am still at a loss as to if I am really in labor or not. I thought about calling the Dr. again, but I don't want to be that crazy patient who calls every 10 minutes asking if I am in labor or not. So right now, I am laying on the couch watching TV with the heating pad on my back. Only time will tell if the contractions (if that is really what I am feeling) will get stronger, longer and more patterned. I have a Dr. appointment tomorrow morning, so if we don't end up at the hospital tonight, I will know more after I see the Dr.
In the meantime, we will just keep waiting :-)