I have had BH for months, this is my fourth pregnancy so everything has been more intense this time. Well for the past two weeks I have had days where I have contractions all day/all night. Breath-taking ones. The baby also has decreased movement. I've been losing mucus for a week now. I'm dilated to almost 5cm!! I cramp in my cervix area and my lower abdomen like menstrual cramps. Several times I have actually thought, "This is it! Better finish up the housework and get things ready!" but then they fizzled out :( I was having contractions yesterday every 2-5 minutes for quite awhile, and after I started writing down the time, they stopped 30 minutes later. That's happened a few times before. I had read about prodromal labor before but have never experienced it until now. I will tell you, this sucks. And is sooo discouraging. Dh got home from work and I couldn't even talk, I was so emotional. I finally showed him where I had written down the contractions and how they stopped and told him I was so tired and I cried LOL He hugged me and said, "I appreciate all that you are going through to have our baby." That made me laugh :) I know it's not easy dealing with people who have outbursts out of nowhere (I know this bc we have 2 teenaged daughters) I felt alot better after my cry but damn this makes me feel like I'll NEVER have this baby. I'm due tomorrow, BTW.
Anyone have previous experience with this? I'm hoping this will mean labor goes quickly and easier than normal, since your body is doing all this work before "real" labor. Though this certainly feels real enough when it's happening.