I was having mild contractions about 15-20 minutes apart all last night. This morning, when I woke at about 6AM to pee, I wiped and the craziest amount of bloody mucus EVER came out. My bloody show!! I was giddy.
My contractions have since intensified and gone from one about every 7-8 minutes to one every 4 minutes, but they are only lasting about 40 seconds. I called my doula and she said I was most likely in “early labor” right now, and that it could last a while…Ladies, I don’t want to jinx anything….but I think this might be the real deal. And I think that I might go fast. I don’t know why I feel this way, but the contractions I’m feeling are rapidly intensifying to a point where I now have to cover my eyes and breathe through them. I know they’re not 1 minute-90 seconds long yet, but I’ ma bit nervous that I’ll be hit hard and fast with active labor.
Famous last words, right?
I guess the fact that I’m able to type this post at all means that I’m pretty early in this process. But it’s exciting nonetheless! 41 weeks and 6 days and I’m finally feeling like the ball has been set in motion.