I just got back from Labor and Delivery (L&D). I have had contractions since yesterday. They didn’t seem to be doing anything but annoying me after such time. I went in to L&D just to be safe and the contractions were so mild most of them were not showing up on the monitor. They did an exam before releasing me to see if there had been any progress and found me to be at 2 cm and 50% effaced already! This is not a normal thing for me so I started crying. They gave me a shot to stop the contractions and monitored me and baby for another hour, then sent me home. I know it’s very typical for many women to walk around 2 cm dilated until they reach full term. I hope this to be one of those cases. I’m really nervous right now as our little Matthew needs another good 4-5 weeks before I feel somewhat good about his arrival. He’s in excellent health right now and I pray that he will stay that way.