Quoting pigeon pair:" Did you go through this with the contractions ... like were they heaps painful? I've read of contractions ... [snip!] ... out about them getting really painful made them come come quicker. They still hurt bad but are getting easier to get through."
Yes, they were very painful. Basically, you're body is going through labor. Just early. It's awful to say, but I finally realized (after walking helped and they were at regular intervals, etc.) that my body was.....for lack of a better term, aborting the pregnancy and laboring to have the child/fetus come out. Yes, is was very early and it was incredibly odd for me to feel I went through that at 8 weeks (2 months? I thought it was a joke) but it's true. My OB confirmed.