So I know I am not in labor and don't even think I am close to going into labor.
However, I just wondered if anyone else has had painful braxton hicks contractions? This morning while laying in bed I got a contraction that was accompanied by painful cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back. It was really painful, I'd say about a 5 or 6 out of 10. It lasted about a minute and I haven't had a painful one since then but have been having some mild cramping in my lower abdomen off and on today. I have been having other braxton hicks but those have just been uncomfortable tightenings without any pain or cramping. Yesterday I had the same painful contraction while sitting down on the couch.
Just seems kind of odd that they would come so randomly and be so intense and painful and the rest of the contractions are just the typical braxton hicks. I also am having some sharp pain in my lower back on the left that has come and gone today. I wish this baby was head down already I would probably do all that I could to get him out!!