Real contractions or just BH?

Katie • Mom of two boys, both born in July 2 years apart!

I'm 39 weeks 1 day and think I may be having contractions. I can't decide! To this point I have not had any Braxton hicks contractions so I don't have anything to compare it to. I also (don't hate me!) have never had menstrual cramps before so it doesn't help when compared to that.

It started about 2 hours ago when I got into bed. My belly just started to feel uncomfortable like baby was pushing out really hard in every direction and it was really tight and hard. It's not really painful just really uncomfortable.

Just now I got out of bed, got a drink and walked around a bit and it hasn't gotten better. It's hard to say how many times it has happened or how long it lasts. In between the tightening, baby is very very active!

Last Thursday doc checked my cervix and I was 2 1/2 cm dilated and 70% effaced.

What do you think?