Thursday, August 17, 2006

and a bloody good show it was!

Fair warning: This isn't very graphic, but don't read it if you'd rather avoid hearing about bodily functions. :)

I lost the mucus plug last night ... hooray! (And it could not have been more obvious.) This means things are happening down there at last! My cervix is letting go and making way for baby. It might not happen today. It might not happen tomorrow. But I have a good feeling that we are going to meet this little boy soon. Come on, Lemmondrop!

(Addendum: Ugh. I just read this online: "Losing the mucus plug is a sign that labor may begin soon, but it's not a guarantee. Labor may still be a week or more away." Ugh. I pray he comes sooner than later!)

8:30 p.m. update (because I don't want to start a new post): I thought the "bloody show" was the same thing as losing the mucus plug, but I could be wrong. It seems the bloody show follows the actual losing of the plug, or it's the bleeding that occurs when the mucus comes out slowly and not all at once. At any rate, in addition to the streaky blood in last night's big deposit, I also have been bleeding spottily all day, which I presume is normal, and which I presume is the "bloody show." What a great term that is! I think it's my favorite pregnancy term. Let's get the bloody show on the road, shall we?! Quite.

9 comments:

LutherLiz said...

Yay! He must not be too scared of the dragon afterall! :)

Cynthia said...

Ha, ha... I love that lutherliz.....


Yay!!!!!!

John's what the name of our next contestant?

Well, Bob, it's Lemmondrop!!!!! Come on down!!!! You'll be the newest member to the Lemmons' family!!!

Kerry said...

Woo hoo!!! Now just wait for the bloody show and you will really be on the move.

Emilie said...

Kerry, aren't they the same thing? Because it's been pretty bloody, too ...

liz said...

Yippee! Did you ever think you'd be so excited about blood and mucus?! ;) Come on out, baby!!

Susanne said...

Em, is this the same thing as your water breaking?

Or is this when the baby "drops"?

Or both?

Can't wait 'till you have junior!

Emilie said...

Susanne, nope, it's neither. The mucous plug (or is it mucus? OK ... just went to look it up, and it's mucus ... mucous is apparently an adjective form ... lol!) that's sort of sealed my cervical canal all these months, to prevent bacteria from entering the uterus, comes out because my cervix is loosening up.

Don't worry. I told Mom this morning, and she didn't know what it was either. I was like, six kids, and you don't remember that? :)

Laura said...

Oooh... how exciting! It's almost time!!! :) :) :)

barbara said...

I've been having migraines all week and haven't been online very much...but I check lemmondrops and my email every day, waiting for the boy to make his appearance!