When I went into labor with #2, I had to walk the whole time to keep things going. Every time I sat down or relaxed in the tub my contractions would slow waaay down (which was nice when I needed a break). It went on this way until the end pretty much. I was so done being pregnant, so I must have walked about 300 laps around my kitchen counter (not to mention several walks around the neighborhood). It worked and she was born about 24 hours after my first painful contraction.
I had some exciting early labor signs last night. I had pretty regular, strong contractions from 7 pm to 1:30 am (when I fell asleep). When I was sitting, or lying down, they were 10-15 mins apart and lasted for over a minute. By the time I went to bed, they were strong enough that I couldn't read through them- I had to close my eyes. The weird thing was that every time I got up to walk around, they would get much more frequent and stronger... almost like they were constant. Not sure what that means. Anyway, now I'm just having mild ones every 15 mins or so. When I get up, there is a lot of pressure and sharp pains in my cervix. Baby is moving around a lot. And I'm pretty sure I had some pink spotting this morning. Cool!
Of course, I really don't take anything to mean labor is starting. I'm 38.5 weeks now. But I am hopeful that I will have this guy close to his due date... 1.5 weeks feels very close! So I'm happy that things are happening.
Remind me of all of this in two days when I'm with Krystal and MrsKatie saying I don't want any signs if it's not the real thing!