Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thursday: Massage and Lost Mucus Plug?

41 weeks, 1 day

So I had another massage today.  Totally great, felt super relaxed afterwards.  My mw sort of got me all hot and bothered at yesterday's appointment, really focusing on a lot of talk about pain.  I was like, dude, you are totally ruining hypnobirthing right now!  :(  I had a hard time sleeping again.  Comments like hers really fly around in my head a lot.

But the massage helped - I thought a lot of birth affirmation type of things during it, I feel much better now.  Hebrews, did you have comments that made you doubt hypnobirthing?  And how did you get them out of your head?

And in potentially exciting news - I think I lost my mucus plug!  :)  Haha, I thought of taking a photo, but it's too gross.  I will let your fingers do the walking, google has plenty of images.  That's why I think it is probably what it was - from checking out google images.  It was smaller than I thought it would be?  Maybe there is more in there?  I don't know how you'd know.  Mine was dark brown.

The Internetz seem to agree this could mean she comes tonight, or in two weeks!  Ha!  Just like EVERYTHING about birth, there is a huge range of normal.  But I suppose it does at least mean I dilated a little more today, and that's a step in the right direction.

All in all a good Thursday!  :)


  1. Hmm, I didn't really get comments that made me doubt it, but I got a few insensitive comments. I was pretty determined to ignore the junk other people said...their birth didn't have to be my birth. And I didn't really feel like it WOULDN'T hurt, just that with HB I could handle whatever came my way. Because of HB I wasn't scared of any potential pain. It gave me a lot of confidence in my own abilities, and I felt like I was really "in charge" of my much as anyone can be, anyway. :)

    This is about YOU and your baby. Nobody else. Who gives a flip what anyone else thinks? They're not the ones doing the birthing. You are. So nobody else matters! Expect the unexpected, but know that you CAN do it and you WILL do it. You got this!!

  2. I'm so excited!! I am sitting here wondering if you had her yet! :-)
    Ugh, sorry the MW was making comments like that! I wish people wouldn't do that!! You're going to do such an awesome job, I know it!


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