Yep, you read right. I am showing signs of labor. I have never been this early. I will officially be 37 weeks tomorrow. I am not mentally ready to have this baby, but what can you do when your body is showing signs of early labor.
Last night I was having some loose bowels and I lost my mucus plug. With my previous pregnancies this has meant that I will be having the baby within a few days to a weeks time. Last night, around 3 am true "cervix type" contractions were coming every 5 to 7 minutes and became stronger as the morning approached. I am very tired and have not slept since 3 AM. Around 5 PM, I started to have some spotting. I am still having some of this bleeding. I have never had this before, so this is all new for me. I debated calling the hospital to check on what they might think I should do. I haven't called them yet. I am going to hang low and see if these contractions start changing.
It is about 8:45 AM and they seem to have spread out in timing. I am probably going to lay down and see if I can sleep some. That is if I can rest my mind and stop thinking of what I "still" need to do. All I know, is that I just might have this baby within these next few days. Yes, I am very excited, but never expected to come 3 weeks early. My last two babies were late. I will be sending out updates as I am able to. I have to go pack my hospital bag!!:)
PS. "Secret Agent Dog" has been going nuts. He was whining in the middle of the night pacing the halls (while I was having contractions). Follows me to the bathroom and scratches at the door. The poor dog is sooooo tired he starts to fall asleep standing up. :) Pretty funny.