This kid is already adjusting my expectations and teaching me that I just can't always have the things I want! On Sunday night I was up all night with contractions. Every time I went to lay down I would start getting lower back pain and contractions and of course that made me feel wide awake and my mind go a million miles an hour. I literally got 2 hours of sleep up until about 5:30 am. So by the time that I woke up at 9:30 I was cranky! Contractions that were totally sporadic and lower back pain that developed when I layed down was not my idea of how things were supposed to go when "labor" started.
After a walk and another nap, I finally decided their was no reason to feel so cranky and depressed about it (I think that the extra sleep might have helped the attitude as well.) So I baked a cake and enjoyed my "sick" day at home with Brian. 36 hours later I am still having contractions on a pretty regular basis but nothing that is time able or that I can't do normal activities through. I figure at this point at least SOMETHING is happening and hopefully at some point active labor will just kind of kick in. I think I would be more disappointed if things just stopped and nothing was going on. It is definitely a good reminder that you can't control what happens with your body, everyone is different (there is no "normal"), and that things are easier if you just go along with the flow.