for the record, the bath helped beautifully in getting me to go to sleep. once i finally slept, i slept so strangely comfortable last night that it's just weird. besides the fact that i kept waking up with contractions, my bed felt heavenly. i haven't been comfortable in it for six weeks at least, so that's saying something.
but yeah. contractions continued through the night. starting low, almost in my butt (sorry for the graphic explanation) and continuing up. they don't last real long, aren't regular and aren't coming any more than every 10 minutes, at the most. but they are not my average braxton hicks. they continue this morning.
still, this doesn't mean anything definitive. most likely, i overexerted myself painting yesterday, and now i'm hearing about it.
that has to be it.