So, I've been having contractions pretty much 24/7 since 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Of course, they're not fun, but they're not getting "worse" like they're supposed to so that they're actually "pushing" contractions. They've gotten more intense than when they began, but they're only around 1 minute long (supposed to be 90 seconds to go to the hospital) and anywhere from 7 to 10 minutes apart (supposed to be 5 min apart for me to go in to the hospital). I guess it's good that they're happening, even though they make sleep pretty difficult. It means SOMETHING is happening, which means less to do later. My midwife friend, labor/delivery nurse friend, and several other people experienced in labor and delivery were all SURE that I would have been having the baby by now, but at least it looks like it really shouldn't go longer than possibly Thursday. At least the end is in sight, but I WANT HIM TO COME NOW!!!!!!! :) I want to go home, and I want to be able to sleep, contraction free, and to have a little baby to hold and love!! Anyway, I'm just getting impatient, but I understand that every birth is different, and this one just appears to be heading towards the longest, slowest-progressing birth EVER!!!! ;) Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that despite the great start, my body and the baby seem to be perfectly happy to give me one minute contractions just far enough apart to not really do much other than dilate me! Take care, and I'll keep everyone posted!