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What the hell was this all about?

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MrsChemist Fri 19-Aug-11 07:50:45

last night started having painful contractions, at short (but quite erratic) intervals (by erratic, they were between 2 and 9 minute gaps, though mostly about 3 minutes between them)

They went on for about 2-3 hours, then DH said he wanted to head to bed. I said I'd join him. Had, like two more contractions then nothing all night. Slept pretty well.

They were so friggin' painful. I'm fucking fed up and thought it was kicking off sad I'd wandered about the living room for a bit then had a long sit on the sofa before deciding to go to bed.

This morning I'm having a few light pains, but nothing special.
They were just BH fucking with me, weren't they?

MrsChemist Fri 19-Aug-11 11:16:27


mawbroon Fri 19-Aug-11 11:29:31

This happened to me on and off for 3 days before ds2.

I really noticed the contractions ramping up when I went properly into labour.

Hope it gets going for you soon

thornrose Fri 19-Aug-11 11:32:41

This happened to me for 3 days off and on also. I remember being compelled to jump up and walk around, up and down like a yoyo I was!

SaulGood Fri 19-Aug-11 11:36:44

I had a day like this yesterday. Saw the midwife who felt my stomach and winced (it just kept spasming). I was in such pain. They were bh, exacerbated by a nasty uti.

MrsChemist Fri 19-Aug-11 14:31:20

I hope it's a sign that he's on his way soon. I didn't have this ambiguity last time. My waters broke in spectacular fashion with DS and labour started straight after.

ragged Fri 19-Aug-11 14:43:04

Warming up, op. Get nesting, Make sure your bags are packed!

hayesgirl Fri 19-Aug-11 18:32:26

I've been getting this also. I am 40+5 and really thought it was happening. Pretty strong contractions every 12-15 mins apart for the entire night, although managed to sleep ok on and off. Woke up early but decided for the first time in ages that I was gonna laze in bed. DH got home from his night shift and we had breakfast in bed - contractions continued. Got up had a shower and dressed and within half an hour they stopped! Had very small erratic contractions for a few hours and now seem to have started with the strong ones again!

No idea what is happening! Just praying it means it will start in the next day or so!

MrsChemist Fri 19-Aug-11 18:53:14

Fingers crossed it's the start of something for us waiting for babies to arrive smile

Today I've had nothing much, just a few BH. Less so than usual in fact.

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