Lol at gushing. I remember that! We'd planned a homebirth so they ask you to get incontinence pads in (never did find out quite what for as can only account for 3 being used). Which was very handy when the waters went(!)
I had to get checked out but no one could come out to me and hospital was awkward journey... so I went to my 41 week apt (which happened to be same day) and waddled home still gushing intermittantly!
Been having some contractions, not that painful and not very regular. The last 4 have been 5 - 6 minutes apart. If I wake my husband up he's going to want to set off to hospital, but if I don't I can't try my TENS machine. [I won't get the pads on my back by myself.] You're supposed to start using them before the pain gets bad, aren't you?
I was in a lot more pain than this at 2cm with my second child - not even officially in labour - so it might all stop if I wake anyone.
Just by the fact that I'm still typing I'm probably not in established labour, right?