Well, gee, we're alll having such similar sensations! Wow.
Dh and I were eating dinner Saturday night, and I started to feel that pinching, tightening, out of nowhere mild pain in my lower abdomen, and I kind of blinked, as if to say, "oh, that was interesting," and he practically leaps on me. "What happened?" he asks, "Was that a contraction?"
If I tell him yes, he looks like he wants to, you, know, get everything going right away (call the mw, call our birth attendants, break out the m & ms). I keep telling him one contraction does not mean early labor, but he's just not listening. I actually left the house this morning (I'm at an internet cafe- it's 2 bucks to use this computer, but it sure beats the clingy hovercraft that used to be my absent-minded professor husband
almama- thank you so much! reading your story about the weird stopping/starting, the varied sensations, etc.., really helps me out. It's no fun being late, but I'm glad my body is gearing up!
flowers - I'm having that exact same sensation! like, the baby is bumping down low and it hurts in a whole new way because that area is so crampy. Wow. By the way, my mw says babies can move during contractions, so it can be a combination of both..
greenbeing - Wow, that kills me. Last night, I slept like the dead. When I woke up to pee, I would feel mostly B-H and cramping, but once I laid down back to sleep, I felt fine... although I guess around 2:30am there was some tightening, but I went right back to sleep, so it wasn't that bad. In general my sleep has been deep and dreamless.
So you all have also experienced that vertical = sensation, horizontal = less sensation thing? My mw says that means labor isn't really going yet, but it's all good, the cervix is thinning, the body is getting ready.
Wow, I've been out of the house for awhile now. I wonder when Dh will send out the search party...
Talk to you all soon,