Plus the baby is very active so am thinking its just stretching in that area.... or something... although his head is quite low, but they say with 2nd pregnancies the babies head pop in and out and doesn't really engage until the start of labour.
Besides DP is on holiday until Thursday and i am home alone with ds. So it can not possibly be contractions!
Could it be strong Braxtons? I am 36/37 weeks tomorrow and being having similar pains for a few days now. Feel like i want to roll into the foetal position and stay there until the delivery. Wouldnt advise hot bottle though. Hope it becomes managable - esp while your DP away.