I am 37 weeks now with my 2nd child and I am having some extreme lower back pain over the past few days. I never experienced it with my 1st born like this! I'm having trouble sleeping, sitting in a comfortable position, and then standing after I have been sitting. I went for a check up on Wednesday and they said I was 3-4 centimeters dilated and 50% effaced- but for those of you who already have kids, you know that doesn't always mean your baby boo is on the way any time soon!! I've also been having Braxton Hicks contractions (I guess) which seem a little painful now and then - almost like a strong hunger pain, but all over - nothing consistent however.
It's so funny because I don't really remember what the contractions felt like with my daughter other than the fact that they hurt like heck!! :-) I think I'm just paranoid that I'm going to go into labor any time now, so every little thing is making me think, "is it time?!?" I had to be induced with my first at 41 weeks, so it's going to be different going into labor on my own this time (if I do). Just wondering if any of this sounds like labor to any of you (or it's on the way), or do you think I'm just being paranoid? :-) Thanks so much everyone!!