Hello girls!!! I woke up at 4.30 with bad pains in the tummy, going round my lower back, pressing right down to the anus area and it has not stopped since. i cannot sleep as the pain is worse when I lie down. I had a bit of bloody show again this morning but just a tiny bit. Anyway, at 7.30, I phoned the labour suite. I knew it was not contractions as my belly, although tightens inside, does not outside. But i wanted reassurance... she told me it sounded like early stages of labour but that it could either stopped after a few hours or turn into real labour. she told me to relax, have a warm bath(which i did, nearly fell asleep, good job my snores woke me up lol but pains are still here) and to enjoy my day until contractions come, if they do. the funny bit now, I am in pain, I nearly cried several times some of the waves were so painful. what is going to be like when the real contractions are coming? the midwife told me to phone back when i have them and they are painful but what I have got now is already painful and it comes every 10 minutes and lasts for 10 to 20 seconds, but they are not contractions. So i am dreading the real ones and real labour I am such a wimp, i knew it!!! Well, i am off for breakfast, maybe i will be able to catch some sleep and will see what happens next!!!