Even though it’s not Friday yet, I feel compelled to get a pregnancy update post out this morning, you know, juuuuuuust in case…
Depending on which calendar you’re using, my due date is anywhere between Sunday and Wednesday. So, we’re down to the wire here. And I can finally tell. I mean really, really tell.
What does it feel like to be down to the wire?
Well, my pelvic bones are experiencing a lot of uncomfortable pressure. The pain that you feel before you pop a knuckle? Imagine feeling that ache all over “down there.” Right now, it’s certainly not unbearable and I’m quite thankful that it’s not a sharp pain. But I am walking gingerly now and I’m so thankful to be off work this week.
Last night I kept waking up to mild 25-30 second contractions. They were random and reminiscent of menstrual cramps. This morning, I noticed them some more and am thankful that – for now – I can still walk and function through them. In all honesty, these sort of light contractions could last for days; so don’t hold your breath.
Then there’s the stuff that I mentioned yesterday (shhhhh… the mucus). As of last night, I’m encouraged to see it shifting in color as that indicates exactly what we’ve been expecting to happen all along: according to this site, the pinkish-red tones mean the blood vessels in the cervix are rupturing as the cervix begins to open up.
Little does my sleeping husband know that I’ve waited to flush the toilet until I can show him exactly what I’m describing this morning.
*insert evil laughter*
Again, as I did yesterday, let me comfort you in the wake of my “mucus” description with another precious maternity photo taken by my BFF, Katie. (Everyone say a prayer that there are no hitches in getting her to the labor/delivery for more photography!)