By mid-week, I lost my mucus plug and my bloody show has been seen more than once as a stringy light red mucus on my undies. I started wearing a pantiliner.
My contractions are getting more intense, but not yet consistent. Several times I started timing them thinking "this is it", but an hour later they stop. Oddly, I think I contract more when I am sitting in the car than when I am laying down in bed. Doctor gave me medicine to rest and to "relax the uterus". She said it wouldn't stop the labor if it is time. Our bags are packed and ready to go just in case.
I feel like my body, and my baby are playing tricks on me. I feel ready even though I know it's a little early. This is my third child, although my last child was 13 years ago. I have heard that with every pregnancy, the labor is quicker. To be honest, everything about this pregnancy has been different. However, both my other two children were born 10-14 days early, and I feel this one will share that timeline as well. I am 37 years old and having my first boy.
I am so emotional right now. I'll be shocked if I make it another three days before he is here. I feel like I have waited so long, and yet I am scared, excited, nervous, anxious...all rolled into one.