Books talk of a mucus 'plug', often blood stained...
This afternoon I had a sudden ejection of mucus, but it was long, stretchy and stringy - a bit like ovulation eggwhite but dryer and quite yellowy. I wondered if that was it, but no blood or tinging with pink, brown or red, and definitely not 'plug' shaped. Then I remembered we bd two days ago and wondered (grim, sorry!) if it was just semen gunk from then... I didn't have a show last time so no idea what it should look like! Am now having slight back ache and occasional BH type tightenings and am wondering if this could be it (yeah right) or just me imagining things.
I had a show with my ds and I felt it come out! mine was very light pinky/white in colour mucus and from then on wards i had belly ache like slight period pains 16 hrs later ds entered the world!
How far are you? when is baby due?
Yep sounds very much like the show I had with dd, had one on a morning and then had another the next morning. Had one also with my ds but it was a bit yucky to mention! However didn't have dd till two days after first show!
I'm 37+5, but HUGE!! Head has been engaged for a couple of weeks now, and I'll swear the bump gets lower every day - can hardly sit down now as it gets caught on my thighs. Definitely ready for it to come! How exciting that you had it the day before jollymum - hee hee. Might also explain my burst of activity today - front flowerbed hand weeded, kitchen cupboard doors insides undercoated, etc. But I don't want to get too excited - ds1 was induced at 42 weeks....but the thought of another 4 weeks of this is just impossible...
Grrr, no nothing - had backache that evening and dh and I went off to bed quite excited. Woke up with contractions in the middle of the night, but no pattern to them, and nothing is happening this morning. Bah! Hopefully it means things are moving behind the scenes...
Miranda2 - I had this for 4 weeks before dd was born, but the good thing was I was 4 cm before I even felt the need for paracetamol never mind Gas& Air! Couldn't believe it when the mw examined me and said I was 4cm. I was in agon at that stage wtih ds... but with dd, nothing much other than some pressure and a bit of a backache.
So it sounds promising that all these niggles are probably giving you a good head start for the real thing!
Sounds promising! I didn't have a show with ds1 or ds2 but it was coming for over a day before ds3 arrived. Started off as you describe and got more bloody nearer the birth - there was loads of it too! I imagined one smallish 'plug' but it was just loads of gloopy discharge!