I think I'm in early labor. Yesterday starting around noon I started having contractions on and off. They weren't timeable but would come every 20-45 minutes. They kept happening if I was sitting, laying, walking etc. Problem was they never got worse or closer together. I have had such bad pressure in my bottom, hips, pelvis, tailbone and top front of thighs. I also went #2 like 5 times yesterday, not loose stool, just small #2s like constantly. I always felt like I had to go to the bathroom. Well the pains stopped around 6:45pm, I got discouraged, took a shower and went to bed.
Well I feel asleep around 8:45 and woke up about every hour to use the bathroom. Around 1:30 I started having contractions again. They started every 20 minutes apart and then went to 8 minutes apart for an hour or so. Now, I haven' thad another one again for 15 minutes.
Who knows, but I hate the stress of not knowing whether or not this is it or not. I was trying to sleep through/in between them but it wasn't happening. So, here I am, up for almost 2 hours now, hoping that my water will just break so that I will know for sure. All of these irregular contractions are driving me nuts. They are painful, have to breath through, whole belly gets tight and complete with a constant back ache.
Anyways, I know I'm still early but I've been having a feeling I would go early and on my own for awhile now. I have been 2cm since 35 weeks and last week at my appointment on 37w 2d appointment I was 2-3cm, 50% effaced and -2 station with a soft cervix. My Dr. didn't say anything like she though I would go early or anything like that but she did have some hesitation in her voice when she said how progressed I was. My next Dr.'s appointment isn't till Thursday but I'm hoping I don't make it that far.
Sorry this is so long, I'm just nervous because I never went on my own with DS, I was induced and really have no clue what natural labor and "going on your own" feels like....