Hey ladies... I am pretty sure they are braxton hicks cause I have not had a bloody show, no loss of mucus plug, water still intact and LO hasn't dropped yet. But I have been getting them every other night... and man oh man do they freaking hurt. Worst part, I can handle the contractions, no problem, but it's the severe back spasms that come with them. They vibrate up from my lower back to the center of my back on both sides of my spine and pulsate with my heartbeat. They even extend into my bump. And they come as frequently as 7-15 minutes and last for several hours. Even have woken me up at night. Laying down on my left side after guzzling a couple bottles of cold water seem to help them subside. Anybody else get this?!?! I don't know if I can handle 4 more weeks of these.