Advice needed from experienced momma w high pain tolerance...

Andrea • Baby #2 due September 30th 😇

With my first I had my bloody show at 8am. Was supposedly contracting off the charts for 10 hours and my water finally broke and then THAT is when I felt them.

Well my belly has been getting hard, off and on for 3 days. More so today and I lost more of my plug, but still no bloody show. Is my belly getting hard without pain considered a contraction? Should i time these tightening feelings considering my tolerance was high with my first?