I'm 39+3 so as you can imagine i've been obsessively observing every single twinge and have had a few 'could be' moments over the last few weeks which have turned out to be nothing.
This morning I got serious shooting pains in my bum, very similar to what I used to get during my periods (I had endo too) I couldnt really walk and had a bizarre urge to remove my tights and shoes (much to DP's amusement!)
I'm now getting back ache and tummy ache. Is this the start? Or am I obsessing too much?
I had similar last night Jenga - 40+5 today However I think a slow labour may be on the way as my front pelvis feels creaky and sore today...which I haven't had yet. No show though so prob a while to go. Hoping for a long relatively painless dilation process here - the odd menstrual cramping pain over a couple of days is fine by me, rather than the continuous ouch some people have to go through! I've just jinxed myself though, haven't I?
I didn't even know that was an option! I'll definitely take the dull cramps I've been having over anything as painful as whatever happened yesterday morning. Hopefully my body is just quietly getting itself ready so I'll just keep resting, listening to my hypnotherapy cd & eating little and often.
When i was in labour with ds i had stomach contactions initially and then later on when he moved into the wrong position ( was brow presentation) i got shooting pains dowm mh bum and legs in between the stomach contractions. This was more painful than the stomach contractions as no way of being comfortable. So i sympathise op. Hope things get moving for you soon.