My labors tend to be preceded by weeks of prodomal contractions - my body seems to have decided that it's ready to get primed... First of all the baby, although there's still lots of room and movement, has been spending the majority of time very low in my pelvis, secondly every time s/he moves I get something that starts out feeling like a BH and then ends up getting much more intense - but it doesn't quite surround me like a full on labor rush.
but it's not just when there's movement, it could also happen when I'm lying down, or watching a movie or anything... sometimes they are strong enough that I have to stop and breath and sometimes even move my hips and do "the dance." I haven't been timing them or even keeping track of how many I get in an hour, but at times I know that they are coming quite often.
Also, I started having acid reflux that gets sooo bad that I can't lie down - i think I'm using 6 or 7 pillows just to get comfortable for my reflux and that's not helping the sciatica!
I think I'll call my MW in the morning just to ask her what she thinks, because it's pretty early. I can't imagine going a full 6 weeks from now like this, and right now I'm just hoping for at least 4 more. Ugh! I really thought I was going to make it to 40 this time! And mentally I feel like I can, but physically I'm getting a very different message.
I'm so not ready for this!!