I'm 38+6 & had about an hour of regular-ish contractions at 3-5 minute intervals lasting about 55s each last night. I got up to go to the toilet & the contractions died down but I started shivering. That stopped when I got back into bed but I had a couple of weak, sporadic contractions before eventually falling asleep.
So far today I've had a couple of BHs & a few shivery moments but <TMI warning> my bowels are looser than usual & need emptying regularly. I'm also feeling rather sick but I don't feel 'ill' as such! I've not eaten anything odd but I've not had a show or any obvious gushes of water, both of which I had before contractions started with DS1.
I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with myself now! Part of me says I should just carry on as normal & see what happens but then maybe I should be trying to have a nap incase this is it! Or perhaps I should have a bath? Or maybe wait until contractions start? Or go for a walk? Bounce on the ball? Watch TV?!
At least last time my first symptom was my waters gushing so I knew labour was imminent! I really don't like all this symptom spotting! <Sigh> It's probably just a weird blip & I'll still be pregnant in 3 weeks time having to repeatedly tell them I don't want to be induced!
sounds like the beginning of labour to me too but it could be a while. I certainly wouldn't be worried at this stage. Forget the walking, I'd have a bath and take a nap. Hopefully you won't have the show in the bath, that would be a bit gross.
Nothing exciting to report yet. A few BHs this afternoon but my digestive system seems to have settled down again. I'm sort of hoping that things start happening tonight so DH doesn't have to go to work tomorrow but I've also decided that I don't want to go into labour at all, ever. I'm quite happy with just one child so DS2 can stay put!