I've been awake for the last 1.5 hrs with strong but irregular contractions. 40 weeks pregnant on Friday, and this is my 2nd bub. Last pregnancy I was induced at 41 weeks and can't remember the contractions building up, as I had gel inserted and then took a sleeping pill and woke a few hours later with strong contractions 5 mins apart. These ones I'm having now are all over the place but quite intense. from what I remember of my previous labour, it feels the same. I've had them on and off for the past week but never for this long (they usually fizzle out after half an hour max).
I don't want to go to hospital if it's not the real deal because that would require calling my sister at 5.30am to come and watch my DS.. He doesn't wake up for at least another hour.. But my OB told me to come to hospital if contractions are 15 mins apart and they are way more regular than that.