I started to get period cramp pains after 7pm last night but they were no big deal, that with the back pain from friday i thought was just my body preparing, but i didnt think it was gonna progress. Anyways after 11.30/12 last night they started to come and go in waves, still really low like period pains and then thru my back, got really sore had to keep moving positions and eventually gave up on trying to sleep and thought, oh, ok maybe this IS something?? came on here and asked if contractions could be like really intense period pains, Did manage to time them for a bit, for about 40 mins, and they were roughly 5 mins apart lasting 30secs ish. but then lost the will to time them. Had some cereal at 3am and then a shower at 5.30am, mum woke up at 6.30am and she agrees def thinks its the start, So shes taking the day off and cancelling the car going into the garage, my dad arrives home for christmas at lunch time and its my sisters last day at school today, and brother home for christmas 2m, If she arrived today it really would be perfect! but who knows, but this is def something, theyre really intense and sore a lot. Im gonna go for a walk on the ttreadmill (slowly) and see what happens, Send me Labour Dust And if this is just the beginning, i want an Epi!!!