Has anyone else "dropped" yet?
omg...I was just going on here to post about losing some mucus plug! lol Baby dropped a while ago for me, but randomly I lost some mucus plug early last night. I'm pretty sure it's still just practice contractions, but I had braxton hicks type contractions for the rest of the night...
I know that if you just lose some of your mucus plug, it can mean baby is still weeks away. But, if it's blood tinged, then that does indicate labor being a bit closer. Mine had no bloody tinge.
I have a midwife appt tomorow so i'll be curious to see if my midwife things the baby is more engaged.
Yes I am in the same boat! This is baby #2 for us so I wasn't expecting to drop so soon. We saw our midwife Friday and even she was shocked how low he is! We didn't get 'checked' so not sure how well things are progressing, but little man is head down and low in there. She said his head is 'down and under' so he is making his way out soon! Hope he at least holds off a couple more days since I'll be 37 weeks on Tuesday.
So...losing a bit of the mucus plug definitely got something jump-started for me. I had pretty regular but light contractions all of last night...they died down for much of the day, and came back a bit stronger this evening. It's REALLY hard not to get too excited although I'm still a bit early for it to be the real deal.
Yes, we'd be ok having it at home although it's early. It makes it more likely we might transfer right after though...or have a very small baby that would make me SUPER nervous lol, so I do hope it stays put for another week or so for me to really feel ready to roll. There is some possibility that I am farther along too, so maybe that's it. I hope it doesn't continue like this until the real deal though! It's like hours of regular contractions and being SUPER uncomfortable from low pressure and then I get a big reprieve where I can rest and act like normal. At least last night it stopped once I laid down to try to sleep, so I got the world's most awesome sleep ever!
I actually think this is all from the walking we do. You know how walking is supposed to help early labor? Except that we don't have a car, and I go crazy if I stay home too long, so I'm still walking everywhere I'd usually go except that it instantly results in these contractions that last forever.
This is getting SOOOO exciting though!!!
oh, I also wanted to let everyone know about another use for RRL tea. It's known to help with miscarriages in that it either gets it going quickly, or else stops it completely. I had some success with it during my last miscarriage, so I tried it last night...very strong...and several cups of it, and shortly afterwards my cramping/contractions stopped and things got much more comfortable. I thought I'd pass that along in case anyone else needs to hold off some contractions for a bit!
Yeah...there's wiggle room in there of just under two weeks although I really DO think the dates I've been going off of are the right ones. I was temping...and the thermometer went wacky right in the middle of a long cycle...so...I must have ovulated in there, and I've made my guess-date based upon CM, cervical position, etc...so I think I'm right, but there's always that possibility. I sort of think I wouldn't have a baby come early unless it was 'cooked'...I just have zero signs of anything being wrong and mostly feel pretty great except for a lot of low pressure. I'm guessing this is just practice for the real thing but MAN it makes me excited for these next few weeks!
lol. Now, to be completely honest, I'd only ever heard of it used THAT way for a first trimester miscarriage. But...lol...you know, I thought why not try it and I totally think it's the reason why everything calmed down for me. I didn't have any contractions come back yesterday either, so that tea will be my go-to until I hit 37 weeks. The odd thing is, once I start drinking it then, I'll be hoping for it to get labor going! lol