The evening of Monday, December 26, 2016 I started having some real contractions that seemed fairly regular. They picked up slowly before bed, so I figured that this was real labor and we’d be having a baby soon. I fully expected to wake up to full-blown labor. I had contractions all that night and early morning, but they didn’t get stronger, and at 4 am they totally stopped. Tuesday was more of the same. The contractions started at the same time and lasted until around 5 am.