Ooooo that's a tough one. The difference between real and bh are regularity. If they have a pattern they may be real. But you may be in very early labor where they are not hurting yet. With my early labor with ds they were comparable to slight cramps. I have had worse rl pain than those contraction. I say keep an eye on it and be ready for the real deal just in case.
Not regular any more...but I am still getting the tightening.<br><br>
I have also lost a bit of mucus plug this morning after about an hour of those.<br><br>
Plus I am having the beginnings an energy burst....I took DH and the kids to the mall to go buy some new tops for DD2 - I purchased end of season last year in 3T, and she has outgrown those and needs 4T now...and Children's Place had some good deals.
Either way it sounds like things are getting ready <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'm excited for you!