When do you know it is something more than the normal aches and pains? For the last few days I have been having period like cramps in my back and lower belly. I am drinking plenty of water, staying off my feet isn't really an option (I work 45 hours a week as a restaurant manager and I firmly believe you can not run a store while sitting in an office), I do take breaks often and sit down whenever there is down time. The cramps are not close enough to time, but some of them do take my breath away and I have to lean forward and deep breath through them. This is baby #3 for me and I thought I was past all this unsure worry business but guess not. I am 25wks 4 days so waaaaaay to early for baby to be making her appearance. Oh and little miss does not approve, after a strong cramp she will give a nice hard kick in protest. I hate to be that mom that cries wolf but I am starting to worry.