i've been so uncomfortable for the last few days! i guess they're just BH contractions because they always die out eventually, but i just don't remember BH starting this early or being painful at all during my first pregnancy. they were always just more of a tightening feeilng, and my belly would get firm, but they didn't hurt. i would lie down and/or drink some water and they would go away quickly. these are much more persistent and make it difficult for me to function! i have to stop for a minute and think "owie, owie, owie" until it passes. and they're radiating around to my back and down into my groin. i will talk to my MW about it at my appointment next week. i'm assuming as long as they don't settle into a pattern and keep getting stronger, then i don't need to worry about preterm labor. it might just be because i haven't been getting much sleep lately...DS is getting his 2-year molars and has been up most of the night for the last five nights. anyone else dealing with this or having BH that are actually painful?