Sorry this is long!!
So for the past week and a half I have had tons of BH that are increasing in strength, plus contractions and the sense that the baby is dropping even lower. So yesterday I spent a good amount of the afternoon bouncing and rocking on my exercise ball and really trying to stretch my hips and pelvis open. When DH got home from work we had a good dinner and then went out for a late walk around 10pm or so. Well, on the walk I kept up a pretty good pace (except on the hills haha) but at least six or seven times I had to stop short and double over in extreme pain!! I think it was cervical pain, like a big sharp shooting jab. Or maybe the baby hit a nerve? Not sure, but it felt like she was going to fall out! I also had five good contractions, not BH (though I think I had those in between contractions, I felt tight the whole time).
So then we get home, watch a movie on the couch and I'm feeling okay until the end of it. Climb into bed, and almost right away I start getting wave-like contractions, maybe every 8 minutes or so? I got up and had a bath at 2am to try and calm them so I could sleep. I was in for about 45 minutes and had maybe only three. Back in bed, I kept having contractions again, pretty regular ones too. They were enough that I had to really be quiet and breathe deeply through them. Baby would go crazy with activity in between them too! I was exhausted though so managed to fall asleep eventually. This morning I haven't had too much activity, but I haven't been up long.
The one thing is that despite all these contractions I haven't had a single bit of spotting or show of any kind :confused: is it possible to go into true labour without that? I will feel really discouraged if this goes on for yet another week. :eek:
Thanks for reading if you made it this far lol!!