Okay, so if any of you have read my other post. I went into the doctor's office today and learned I had lost my mucus plug, am 1 cm dilated and then was sent to the hospital for monitoring and was 30% effaced. I also had to get steroid shot for the lung development and go back for another NST and shot tomorrow. With that being said, here is my questions/new situation that has arisen. I have had what I thought were BH contractions for a while now when I walk and my stomach would get real hard all over and I'd have to stop for a minute to let them pass. Those would last maybe 30-60 second. Anyhow, tonight, after all this drama and being poked and prodded and an internal exam, I am lying in bed and the last hour or so I am feeling my lower stomach get very hard. But my upper uterine area doesn't feel like it has hardened much? When this happens it is very noticeable and I get a bit breathless. It isn't 'painful' for the most part, but I do get slightly painful twinges kind of on the sides where my pelvic bone is and in the middle deep down where I would think my cervix is (that one isn't always present). I'm getting some pain in my hips too, but I have had that for a long while anyhow. I just don't know how to differentiate normal stuff from contractions or if it's possible to just get them in the lower tummy (it also goes all the way around to where my hips are). Could it just be the baby in a super weird position? I really hope I am explaining this well enough. There's another one.... Anyone have any advice or experience with this? Anything is helpful. I am just a bag full of worries right now too.