BH or real...... I really think I've fallen into the trap of forgetting what a contraction feels like in the last 3.5 years lol. With DS my first contraction came 4 hours after my water broke and within an hour they were one on top of the other. I remember saying to DP "oh I think this is a contraction and I don;t like it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">" I never experienced any BH with DS and he was born on his "due date". This time around, the last couple evenings I have been having this horrible cramping in my back and lower belly that's somewhat sharp and then goes away and then comes back a while later..... I kept thinking they were cramps or some wierd "all the way a ROUND ligament" but now I think, maybe these are what BH contrax are like. Just looking to hear about how you describe contractions and what you find the differences between "real" and BH contractions are.