Around 10, I started timing the contractions. That's probably when I told Dave too. Ella and Dave were eating dinner near 10 PM. I didn't actually have dinner or feel like eating then.
This is what my contractions app looks like
I finally called the on-call doctor at 11:16 PM. Well it was the answering service. Then I got a call back at 11:33 PM.
I'm told to go in since I'm VBAC.
I get there and checking in was around 12:10. Standing there while they get the info and assign me a bed I start to feel like I'm going to pass out from all the standing. Also construction made it so you have to walk further outside and cannot get to door to be dropped off. (Well maybe the other door works but not sure since when we did the tour 3 years ago they mention the door we went to.)
My blood pressure is high. They retest it after 15 minutes and it's higher. They then tested it again later and it was higher yet. 146/84 and 144/89 but I don't think I wrote down the first one. Then later it was 140/81. It seemed like right after I talked to the doctor the first time contractions started again but still mild mild mild.
Once he said that, then contractions started up stronger but still super mild and not 4 minutes apart. It's so weird. Ugh.
Throughout my time there the baby's heart rate was normally in the 120s but sometimes was as low as 113 and went as high as 159. I was curious what normal baby heart rate is and during labor it's 110-160 so he fell right in there.
Two friends knew about contractions. I told Beth first since she'd have to come be with Ella. I told Gio and then Gio was still up so I kept talking to her from the hospital. I sent my parents a message but they were sleeping.
Dave was so tired. I wasn't that tired but knew I had to sleep. While trying to fall asleep my stomach was growling. I never did eat dinner. I slept horribly until 7 am. I kept waking up with various light contractions.
Then at 7 I decided to use my phone and read facebook. I fell asleep holding my phone. And slept soundly until 8:50 when Ella woke up.
Throughout the morning I had minor contractions and did not time them. Maybe they were 15 minutes apart. Maybe worse. Once I did note the time and it was 10 minutes apart.
Below are more screen shots from the app before I deleted the data.