Yeah I'm definately in my third trimester. I want to nap all day long. lol. Today was busy, so I'm going to do just that, but I didn't want to leave you guys hanging.
I feel 100 times better today, I've come to the conclusion that it's all due to stress. A couple hours into being home last night I felt completely normal again. Then went to work this morning, was good, and as soon as things started getting busy, I started feeling the same again. My body is obviously just trying to send slow down signals. It's hard because I am a huge perfectionist, and so it's hard for me to step back and say 'no, I can't do this right now'. We had a huge group arriving today that we needed to prepare for, and I was getting stressed out about it, but it was good because one of my managers actually called me into the back (I thought I was in trouble about something and couldn't figure out what) and ordered me to leave the office for 10 minutes. He was like go get a drink, or a snack, anything, I just don't want you to come back for abit. Give your body time to relax. And as hard as it was to listen (all I could think of was how much work I had to do...) it was perfect timing, because the deep feeling BH were starting up again, and I was starting to feel cruddy, and it all went away once I sat down and was able to take some deep breaths.
I'm ok with braxton hicks, it's kind of cool to know that it's your body slowly preparing for everything that is going to start happening, it was just when I could feel them starting to border on feeling like true contractions, and when they were happening so ffrequently... combine that with baby girl freaking the heck out, and it was just unnerving.
I researched the heck out of the discharge/symptoms and it really doesn't sound like anything I could come across. It sounds like it's probably just another one of those weird 'variations of normal'. I found several women who said that they also had colored discharge, but then when they stop and think about it, their normal everyday non-pregnant discharge is normally slightly colored too. And mine is. It's rarely clear or white, it normally does have color in it. Its just that there has been so much more of it the last few days. But it also makes sense reading that the more uterine activity you have, the more discharge, because it gets the blood flowing (well duh!) and so since I was so stressed and having more BH, the discharge picked up.
Anyways, I actually got a call from my dr's office yesterday rescheduling my appointment, so I've got an appt for next thursday now. I'm sure it'll all be 'back to normal' by then, but I'll mention it to her anyways just as an FYI.
This also finally prompted me to talk to my manager and I'm doing a bit of a 'vacation week' next week just to give my body some time to recoup. I'm going to try to go back full time again after that, but I figured getting some good solid rest and clearing my head should help with a lot of what I'm experiencing. Then I'll go from there seeing how I'm feeling once I start back FT. So right now I'm off for three days, and then work two 8 hour shifts, one 6 hour shift, and then another 3 days off. I'm so excited to just be able to relax and restore!