Never thought I'd visit L&D so soon, but after a day of sitting by the pool, staying relaxed & hydrated, my uterus decided to spaz out.
Finally started timing my BH contractions at 9pm, and they were every 5 minutes for 2 hours, tightening over my whole belly (usually they're just down low). The on-call doc said to come in. Hooked me up to the machine and monitored for a couple hours -- picked up a lot of BH/tightening, but the internal exam looked good, and FFN test came back negative. Sent me home and said to call/come back if it continued into today . . . so far, so good today.
I was so worried that I'd get to the hospital and wouldn't show any activity, and all the staff would think I was the girl that called wolf, but the doc & nurses made me feel really good, saying it was a smart thing to come in. I still feel like the whole thing is somewhat nebulous, like I don't know when I'm supposed to get worried.
For those of you that have experienced them, were your "real" contractions obviously different than BH? (ie. did you know when your contrax were making progress vs. just being a nuisance?)