i called the doctor this morning after my contractions didn't stop by about 11. the main thing that is weird is the continued cramping. they told me to lay down for two hours, drink water and take two tylenol. while i'm even still having the cramping, the contractions did slow down after resting. i called back after two hours, and they decided they wanted to check me anyway because of the cramping and because it's about to be the weekend.
no dilation. no shortening. no thinning. the baby's heart beat was 153, and my belly has grown 2 centimeters since last week.
the cramping continues, but no baby for now. there's no bleeding or fluid or anything so, nothing to worry about.
all is well.