hoping this is it for you, Sarah!
I am now aboard the false alarm train. I've been having lots of prodromal labor here. I had it for 3-5weeks with dd (who finally came at 41.5w). I've had clearing out, too. I swear I pooped all day yesterday. It's not the EPO, because after much thought and research, I've decided only to take it IF dh and I are not taking care of progestens in other ways. So far, so good on that front. He is SO so very low, and much more still (though still meeting kick counts) and I've been feeling "off"... all things I count towards progression of labor. :P
It all drives me crazy because I SWORE to myself I'd not even "think" baby until 40 weeks this time, but here I am at 37+3 or so thinking "maybe this is it?" I'm annoyed with myself! :) DD is sick right now, so I'm sure it's best if he stays inside, away from this crud. I probably couldn't handle a newborn and my super-duper whiny toddler. I'm already feeling touched out between our dogs and dd (who starts whiney/crying if I'm not touching her for more than 2 minutes). The dogs (we have 2) cannot leave me alone- they try and lay their head in my lap, facing me CONSTANTLY. Little worried watchers. They are big enough for it to be a problem with mobility.... I either get "pinned" down by one of them, or they get underfoot (which I literally cannot see) and cause me to stumble a few steps. I know it maybe should be "cute" or "amazing" that they sense the change and all that, but at this point, it is just super annoying.
.... and then there is the heartburn, which I thought would go away when he dropped, but it's increased 7 fold since then. It took me 4 hours to get to sleep last night, because the burning was so bad. Nothing seems to touch it, I'm sure it's just hormones at this point.
Shoot. I meant this to be in December Chat, I keep getting mixed up on the threads- too many tabs open at once! Oh well.