I went to the doc this morning. I have to say I was a little disheartened. I have been contracting like crazy and had very little sleep last night due to contractions every 10 minutes (from 9:30p until 11:00a).
After he checked he said I have a "non-laboring cervix." Basically I'm uncomfortable and in pain for no reason. He explained that woman who have had 5+ pregnancies often have an irritable uterus and I should expect to continue to contract until I actually go into "real" labor. I am making no progress.
I don't mind that she's staying put for her health but do I have to be exhausted and sore for no reason? He gave me a prescription that is a muscle relaxer to help me sleep and help my uterus rest at night. I think if I could rest I'd have far fewer emotional breakdowns during the day.
He's still convinced she'll come the first week of March. All I want for my birthday (March 4th) is a daughter :)