When I was pregnant with DS I don't think I felt the first contraction until I was actually in pre-labor and DS arrived a few days later. This time I've noticed BH for about a month (if not more) but very sporadically.
The last 24 hours anytime I'm vertical I seem to be having that BH tightening feelings in addition to menstrual crampy feelings. DD is also very low and I've had a lot of pressure on my bladder but now it feels lower and even feels like the pressure on my cervix that I felt with DS and this evening I've had some pressure in my lower back also.
I'm not planning to be checked at my appointment next week as I assume it won't make a difference to when I actually go into "real" labor, but I thought I would check and see what everyone else's experiences have been.
If you had the "crampy" feeling, how long was it before you were in real labor? I'm 37 weeks, so good to go anytime, but I'm really not ready yet!