Trying not to get too excited yet but I've been up for a couple hours now with pretty consistent contractions! They are getting down to about 5 minutes apart now. This is the first real sign I've had yet. 40+5 today, had a membrane sweep yesterday at 4 pm and it's now 4 am. Also woke up feeling a little nauseous with the contractions and still getting nauseous here and there. Does this sound hopeful to you guys? My contractions are definitely mostly in my back with some abdominal discomfort. Feels like bad gas pains.