Although the baby still isn't making an appearance, she's making her presence felt. Kate woke up in the early hours of yesterday morning with a wet bed and jammie bottoms, so she got up and changed them and went back to bed. Next time she got up they were wet again. She was having pains every 5 mins throughout the day, lasting for approx 13-15 seconds. And she hadn't felt the baby move all day. She rang the hospital and they told her to go in.
I drove her up there, through torrential rain and floods, and they strapped her to a monitor - second day in a row - for an hour, took some swabs and sent her home again. Sigh!
She's been here since late morning today, in absolute agony. The pains are much stronger, are coming closer together, about 3 mins apart, and lasting for almost a minute. I don't know whether it's worth ringing the hospital again, just for them to monitor her for an hour and send her home again, or to leave it a bit longer and see how it goes. She's not keen on going up again if it's a false alarm.
Kate is due to be induced at 9pm on Tuesday night, and if these pains continue till then it's going to be a rough couple of days for her.