...and he told me i have nothing to worry about. well, FIRST i saw the NST nurse and had a gazillion contractions while being monitored, which she commented on. my doctor, however seemed so unconcerned. he told me that my contractions are a good thing, that calling the hospital isn't necessary since they wouldn't do anything to stop my labor anyway at this point, and that i don't have to wait until i'm 37 weeks to deliver at the hospital closer to us after all! so, good news all around.
tristan was a champ, as usual, happily munching on the crushed ice that the NST nurse always provides him with and playing with his little cars. samuel was sleeping and the nurse wanted him to wake up, so i told tristan to say "boo, sam!" he did, but he said it to the monitor where the baby's ultrasound image shows up. i asked him, "isn't baby sam in mommy's tummy?" and he assured me that no, baby sam lived inside the monitor.
i'll try to keep you updated. the doctor didn't check my cervix today, so i've no idea if these contractions are doing any dilating or effacing. they have slowed down from coming every 5 minutes and are now more spread apart, but boy, they sure don't feel good!
one more tristan story for you: tristan and josh both have a small mole/birthmark at the top of their legs. every time tristan has a bath, he points to his mark and asks to see josh's. the other night, after showing tristan his mark, josh asked "tristan, do you think we're related?" "no!" tristan replied. "well then who am i?" tristan thought for a moment and then said "josh!" hmmm...perhaps its time to call my husband "daddy" whenever tristan is around?