I'm almost 100% positive I've experienced my first Braxton Hicks (for those who don't know what this is, it's basically practice contractions - your body and uterus gearing up for the real deal). I noticed it first on Tuesday, I was bending over to pet some puppies a co-worker had brought into work and when I stood back up I could feel my belly cramping up. It didn't hurt too bad, but it wasn't a cozy feeling either. It felt exactly like the books say - a menstrual cramp, only it was at the top of my bump and not really anywhere else. I was poking and pushing on my belly too and it was pretty firm. After about a minute or so it dissipated, but I experienced two more later on in the day at different times and had another Wednesday night.
When I say it doesn't hurt, for me that means I wasn't doubled over in pain about to cry. It was uncomfortable, and I think it's because the cramping sensation happens so randomly. At least when you're on your period, you can generally expect cramps so you aren't surprised when you feel them.
I have a doctors appointment today, so I was going to mention it to him just to be on the safe side. Guess this is just proof we're getting closer....ahhhhhhhhhhh