Yippee Fern and Catie - I'll be back later to check on you. Sending you lots of and and good vibes (can't find the emoticon on the list!!).
Things are going pretty slowly for me too.. im not even sure im in labour at this point but with all of the bloody show and mucous plug i think its going to be pretty soon. and i havnt had regular strong, contractions like this since last time i was in early labour, so.. fingers crossed for both of us!
any update catie???
i had another big gush of clear fluid a few minutes ago.. i was just standing up and it went through my undies, pants and skirt.. not sure if its my waters or not at this point, but i think there is a good chance. this has never happened in my past 3 pregnancies.. so i dont have anything to compare it to. still having pretty regular, but still not what i would call painful, contractions.. probably every 4 minutes? im also feeling very wide awake.. im usually So tired at this time of night... my house is pretty tidy and there is a fire on and its clear and cold. it wouldn't be a bad night for a baby at all!
i just called my midwife to give her a heads up and she offered to come check to see if she can determine if its amniotic fluid, but i told her i would call her once my kiddos are in bed. its just 7:30 here.
Well, contractions stopped after I went to bed last night. On the plus side, I got a pretty good night's sleep. I am still losing chunks of mucous plug with blood in it. I am trying to stay positive.. at least all the work my body did yesterday is less I will have to do during "real" labor, right?
I go in to see my MW at 10. She is going to check me again, probably do another stretch/sweep.. evaluate my cervix and possibly give me the "birth drink" cocktail to take this afternoon. Crossing my fingers that I've made some progress and that we have a baby today!!!
great news!!! all of these contractions are doing what they are meant to.
keep us updated!