I'm 37 wks today, which is exactly how far along I was with DD when I gave birth to her, so this isn't completely unexpected. The thing is, with DD I had NO impending labor signs or symptoms - I was floating along all pregnant, then I woke up one morning and felt kinda funny. Went to my scheduled OB appt, got looked at, and was TOLD that I was in labor. I just thought I had some more pressure.... didn't recognize them as regular or painful ctx at all. It obviously got more intense after that, and DD was born just 3 hours later.
So this time around, I'm feeling funny. I lost my mucous plug a couple of days ago (which I never noticed with DD), and Lil Guy dropped about a foot (slight exaggeration!) just since yesterday. I seriously have a couple inches of space between my boobs and my belly now, and didn't have any at all yesterday. Plus a plethora of other labor-y signs that just appeared today.
I have the feeling that I might be having this kiddo tomorrow. Like all of this happened to me when I was pg with DD overnight, so I slept right through the non-painful beginnings of ctx. And that this is the beginning of labor.
On the other hand, some women get these signs like weeks in advance, right?
I just have to sit and wait and guess, don't I.
: Can't we just have a red button stuck in us somewhere, like a turkey tester, to tell us when we're done cookin'??
Empathy and ideas, please!