So most of the night had been a combination of trying to sleep, lying awake questioning if I’d made the right choice, and waking up in drastic pain and needing to go to the bathroom. I finally asked for some meds to help sleep at 2am. That at least helped me sleep for an hour at a time until the contractions/bathroom called my name.At 5:45 I woke up ready to go to the next step. 24 hours from my water breaking meant I’d be okay with finally getting a cervical exam and figuring out how to “augment” my labor. Man, I wonder who thought of THAT term. Sarah, the midwife did the exam and assessed my condition as “still not progressing”. So, we put in a cervical softener. Holy Shit, has that gotten the ball rolling!!!! Since then, I’ve been having contractions every 4 minutes (instead of 10 …..