We’ve settled into a pattern.  I have a couple of contractions during the day. They get more frequent in the evening– by the time we’re ready for bed I’m convinced this is the real thing, because they’re coming every few minutes and starting to feel a little more serious. Then we go to bed, and everything stops.

It’s frustrating, but at the same time, I know even the “practice” contractions are helping to dilate the cervix, so it’s not like they’re wasted effort or anything. I just have to be patient, and when things are ready, the contractions won’t stop just because we turn out the lights and go to bed.

But I hope it happens soon. I am abominably tired.