Quoting Kyleigh'sMommy12:" they were consistently at 5 minutes apart for two na half hours, but i waited it off because they werent ... [snip!] ... my belly. but today i have een actually feeling my belly tighten up, so i guess that means they are getting stronger, correct?"You'll definitely know when they're real contractions. If you can only feel the tightening and there's no real pain, then they're probably just BH contractions. I had tons of those. I always thought "OMG i'm in early labor." No. When I really went into labor, I knew. Those contractions are painful. Completely would take my breath away and it hurt in any position I was in. Sitting, standing, in a ball, I was in pain.