With my first son I was in labor for 21 hours, my contractions felt like strong cramps, but i was able to shower and talk and go through each one without crying. My second son, my labor pains were every other minute and more intense. This time around, I had back labor...the contractions started off in my stomach than moved to my back. It felt like a truck was parking on top of my back. The pressure against my spine was un-real. I'd stop talking and start crying with each contraction. Has this happened to anyone else?