With my first 3 kids I never saw my plug. With #1 and #2 my water broke as the first sign of labor and with #3 it started with contractions.
I lost what HAD to be my plug on Saturday @ 36w 4d after a full on nesting frenzy. (side note I had an internal exam on Thursday that was a bit too rough in my opinion, but the Dr. says she did not strip my membranes). I noticed it in my pants (I was commando at the time lol
) when I went to the bathroom and it was a big solid mass of mucus, a bit bigger than a piece of Bubbalicious bubble gum. I was really excited to just see a mucus plug in person! LOL! No blood streaks or anything though. It was white/yellow in color.
Yesterday (Sunday) I was feeling exactly like I did the day I went into labor with my last. Just "off", kinda crampy, lower back ache, baby's movements were different (lower and less pronounced than they had been before). I wasn't SURE that it was "time" but rather perplexed as to what my body was doing. I lost a lot more mucus throughout the day.
Today..... nothing. A few braxton hicks here and there, but that's it.
I'm not totally disappointed since I'm still so early (36w 6d today).... but I have to admit I'm a little bummed. I swore up and down I would NOT get my hopes up at all this time and I would NOT do anything to try to naturally induce and I would just let things happen on their own accord and I wouldn't be disappointed (as I was over and over with my last baby who came at 41 wks which to me
was very late since my first 2 were born at 36w3d and 38w3d).
I just keep telling myself that he needs more time to get chubbier and so that I can make some diapers (he only has 6 right now! haha).