Well no sign of her just yet, but spent this morning in town and was sick at about 11am, and have been getting bad backache and pains across bump all day so am hoping this might be the start of things. Pains didn't go when I was walking around either....that;'s a good thing right? lol
Rockinmum - I had this with dd(4). It went on for days..... HOWEVER the fab thing was that by the time I felt it get a tad sorer (and I mean not even warranting paracetamol!) I decided to go to the hospital as I live 18 miles from it and didn't have a car at the time.
I was AMAZED to find I was 3-4 cm dilated! So all the behind the scene niggles had been doing the trick.
Sounds very much like "it". Nausea and backache were a big feature of my labour. Top tip - backache can mean an OP presentation, in which case it's a really good idea to keep off your back - lying down was very painful for me, I was much better on all fours. Good luck.
Ooh, almost exactly this time last year, I was you! Niggles, braxtons, backache, pressure, baby really really low, from monday til wednesday midnight, then I got a show and it all kicked off, contractions becoming regular and stronger until I went to hospital at about 6am, and they said I was at 4cm, and he was born 10.51am.
He was born 9th august 2007 and he's now suddenly a great big massive boy who is currently scoffing pizza and watching startrek. I'm envious of your tiny bundle-to-be! Good luck.