Signs of change.

How many times a day do you get the chance to use the word “mucus”?

It’s 6:15 a.m. and I’ve used it a good 15-20 times so far.

There’s a little something called a “mucus plug” that keeps bacteria and infection from entering the cervix when a woman is pregnant.  As of this morning, little by little my plug is making its exit (which is a sign that my cervix is dilating).

This doesn’t necessarily mean that labor is imminent.  But it doesn’t mean that it’s not either.  Either way, I’m excited to see this progress and can’t help but to also note that Bennett is much lower this morning.  That comes as no surprise to me as he was moving so much more last night than he has lately, like he was on a mission!

So to balance out the fact that I made you hear me use the word “mucus” and then followed it with the word “plug”, how about I leave you with a beautiful belly shot taken by my BFF, Katie?

(She’s got two boys of her own, so this is just a teaser.  You’ll see more when I see more!)


  1. October 24, 2012
    Donna Hodson

    I can’t wait for Bennett to arrive:)

  2. October 24, 2012

    YAY!!!! Mandy and Donovan were within 24 hours of the spotty/plug experience!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!

  3. October 24, 2012

    The family is waiting for our little angel to make his entrance in your arms!!

  4. October 24, 2012
    Becca shaw

    Beautiful pic!…so maternal and anticipatory 🙂

  5. October 24, 2012

    You know, today is my birthday….I would love to share it with sweet Bennett!

  6. October 24, 2012

    it’s a good day to have a baby…

  7. So exciting to see progress! I usually go 3 days or so after starting to loose my mucous plug. I can’t wait to hear updates! Any day is a great day for a birthday!!!

  8. October 24, 2012

    ooooh ooooh…(happy dance)

  9. October 24, 2012

    Progress is a wonderful thing! Yay for Bennett! 🙂 any nesting/anti-nesting, strong cravings/no cravings happening? Some of us just get “quiet”and others get more emotional. How about you?

  10. October 24, 2012
    Sharon Deegan

    beautiful picture! It is such an amazing experience anticipating the birth of your first child. You never know what your body is capable of when you finally experience it for yourself.

  11. October 24, 2012

    Scampered to open immediately when I saw “Signs of Change”. Just stay calm, cool and collected, as they say. I am so excited for you and Brian. Write again
    when you can.

    With your body so thin, your tummy looks HUGE. So
    cute darlin’.

  12. October 24, 2012

    He’s well on his way and from the way things look, I’m thinking before the weekend!

    Beautiful lady!

  13. October 26, 2012

    I’m not sure if I will use the word mucus ever again….. 😛

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