Yeah, there's a lot of blood.
I just had a pretty bad bathroom experience. They must be pretty bad up inside of there because what did come out had a LOT of blood ON it. (It's not IN it really, or then I'd be a little more concerned. It's pretty clear that it's surface-y blood.) Not to mention that I'll now be bleeding for the rest of the day. Oh well; I've been wearing pads since about 10w - pregnancy discharges can be very strange.
I just really, really wish my body could make poopies that weren't too big for me to expel. It's kind of making me question this whole "your body will not make a baby too big for you to birth" notion.
On the flip side, I just had a preview of crowning and waiting with a head sticking out of you for another contraction so you could push the body out. Sigh. I'm sad to say I gave up and pushed through it. I'm sure that's not helping the bleeding situation, and won't help keep me from tearing while in labor. Maybe I should have practiced my hypnosis. Next time.
This whole thread belongs in the Thread of TMI; I didn't intend for it to get so carried away. I'm just super icked out about this whole situation right now. But between this recurring nightmare and the gall bladder attacks I had for six months a few years ago, I'm thinking labor will be at least a bit familiar.
Thanks for the iron suggestion - I'll try and find those next time I'm out and about.
Boo on hemorrhoids. I wish I hadn't ever had to learn how to spell it even.