Tonight at 6:01pm I had my first contraction in 5 1/2 years. It wasn't one of the many Braxton Hicks contractions I have been enjoying for the last few months. This was the real deal. The break out in a cold sweat dry heave shake because I don't know what else to do try to yell for help except I'm in too much pain to speak stare at the clock because I know it will end in about 90 seconds contraction.

Wow. I forgot how much it hurts.

fortunately, this is my third kid and I know that I just got myself good and dehydrated today. I will not be freaking out and rushing to the hospital. I will sit here calmly and pray to every god I can think of that it doesn't happen again. At least for a month and a half.

The good news about this is that I no longer have any doubt that I will have some particularly nasty back labor. At least I have time to warm up to the idea.