Alright, Peeps. Here's the story. (And because it's about baby, that means it's about my body, so you have been warned of any potential TMI)
Last night as I went to get ready for bed, there was something... different happening down under. We called the OBGYN on call, and told him what was happening. His guess was that my water had broke, so he told us to go to labor and delivery. We went, got all hooked up to the monitors, they checked everything under the sun, and at 3:30 AM, with my contractions 3 minutes apart, they sent me home. Hod and I were SO tired!
This morning I had an appointment with my Dr. He told me that the different occurrence down under was probably me losing my mucus plug. And with what he described, I agree. However, apparently this is uncommon for first time moms to experience like I did.
After being checked for the 3rd time in 11 hours (And no one ever told me how much it hurts!) we discovered that in 6 hours I went from being a 1 to a 1+, and from being not really at all effaced to being 70% effaced, and from baby being where ever to being at a Zero. Looks like my contractions are actually doing something.
Dr's prediction is that I will deliver in the next 24 hours, or in 2 weeks, or anytime in between.
And as for me: as soon as we are done with Hod's Dr appointment I'm taking a nap!