Since a couple of days ago, I've been experiencing dysmenorhea-like symptoms--e.g. pain on my lower abdomen and back and numbing of the thighs. Yesterday morning, I experienced the same thing plus more pain on my upper stomach. When I got home, the pain persisted although they were far apart from each other and the discharge is not pink-tinged as what the birth books say for me to have myself admitted.
My hubby and I slept before midnight and I woke up a couple of hours later when my upper abdomen suddenly became hard and painful. I woke up Leo and we tried to time the contractions but they were around more than 15-30 minutes apart. So we just went back to sleep.
I don't know if this is it as I'm not really screaming when the contractions hit but they can be painful. I'll be visiting my doctor later to check if I'm really in labor or what. I have a feeling though that I'll be giving birth within the next few days.
I also took a page from my sister's pregnancy experience and had a small bet with my team. At first, I only asked my team to guess the baby's weight without going over and the one who guesses the correct answer will get a prize from me (probably a few slices of Polly's chocolate cake). But when I asked the other members of the team, they started betting. The weights some gave were quite astonishing (8.0??? 8.1???!!!). The lightest was probably at 6.5 but most of them were in the 7 lbs scale. Now, even my whole team is looking forward to the baby so they'll know who will win the pot. :)
I really hope this is it. I can't bear the suspense any longer.