since 9p.m. last night (at my hubbys work xmas do!) i started to get painful tightenings every 5 minutes or so and they are still going now. had to go home early from the xmas do as really started to feel unwell - sick, dizzy, and really bad pain across my bump and lower back. i had them all night (having to get up about 2a.m. to go to the loo) and still have them now - my tummy now just feels so sore and i have like really bad period type cramps. i tried some paracetamol but they didn't seem to work so i have had a very unsettled night. i can't imagine it's the start of things as still not lost any plug or waters and at my last MW appt 9 days ago she was head down but still free. Was in hospital 2 weeks ago for a few days with regular tightenings but those were'nt painful like these, just uncomfortable. sorry for the long whinge - just feel a bit down this morning and i think this baby is just teasing me!!! xxx UPDATE: well, after the pains kept coming rang mw at 6 tonnight and they asked me to come in. on monitor and having regular tightenings again so gotta stay tonight cervix is still closed tho so god knows whats happening her head is very engaged tho - does this mean it could happen soon?