Hello, good evening!
My contractions stopped around 5:00 p.m. tonight. But that was a few hours after I lost part of my mucus plug. I say part because I don't know if that was all of it or not, but I do know that it was at least part of it.
Anytime that has happened, I have been in the hospital two to four hours later with every single one of my births. So why my contractions stopped, I don't know. It's just like I said, every labor is different and this is proving to be no exception.
I don't mean to gross anyone out, but for those who don't know, basically the mucus plug stays at the opening of the cervix separating the baby from the outside world. The only reason you would lose your mucus plug is because your cervix is becoming more dilated. So, I can only assume that I'm perhaps more dilated than when I was this morning.
I've never been the mama who hangs out for days at a time dilated at 3 or 4 centimeters. I'm usually going into the delivery room if I hit those numbers. So, the fact that I'm not in yet does strike me as strange.
But after it became obvious tonight that the contractions had stopped, I felt irritated, annoyed and tired. So, I just laid down to take a nap. I felt better afterward. Then, since there were no contractions still, I went to the gym to get in a back and biceps work-out. So, now I have two of my three work-outs in this week.
Oh, and I didn't do any bouncy cardio because I didn't have time. Maybe tomorrow.
But, the good thing out of all of this is that I got everything packed up. Packing took longer than I expected it too. It was fun to pick out our son's outfits for what he is going to wear when he comes home and what he will wear for his hospital pictures.
I also had to clean out his bassinet because I had thrown some other things in it.
My parents are on stand by, but I think they may be out of town all day tomorrow. So, hopefully our little baby waits to come until Thursday.
Wouldn't it be fun to have him on "Happy Thursday"?
Here I go making it sound like a tea party again.
Well, I'm going to get some more rest. If anything happens, I'd like to try and post before going into the hospital unless, of course, it happens too fast for that.
Hope you all have a good one!