Oh my, this baby really is going to come earlier than I guessed.
10:20 brings a mild contraction. I expect things will progress faster than last time. So I call my doula to update her that I expect baby to come this week - maybe Thursday morning or even earlier.
I call my husband to share my expectation. I ask him to cancel our Wednesday commitment.
At 2:05, I note that I completely lose the tacky mucus plug.
In the evening while sitting on the couch, I feel pressure on my cervix that is not a contraction. Baby wiggles a lot and drops snugly into place.
My sister sits criss-cross on the rug, having played all day with the two-year-old, while I had cleaned the bathrooms and floors. House is clean, baby is at the gate - let's do this.
The Cowboy says he was distracted thinking of me all day.
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