Contractions TMI


So I've started timing the contractions tonight just to see where we are and they're between every 17-20 mins so far. They are definitely getting more painful. I am taking a bath to see if that calms them down any but I had a strong urge for a bowel movement a little bit ago and my hubby was in the bathroom so I had to hold it for a few minutes and when I tried to go, nothing. Anyone had this happen while in labor? I'm hoping we're getting somewhere finally. Thanks in advance!