Yesterday I said that I cancelled my Thursday appointment since I'd already made a trip out there and essentially had everything that would normally be done. I don't want to gross anyone out or go into detail, but yesterday afternoon I then passed my mucus plug. For those who aren't familiar, this is the "plug" that seals off the cervical canal during pregnancy. Some women pass it before birth and some don't. It signals that the cervix is beginning to open. However, the tricky thing is that it can happen anywhere from hours to weeks before actual labor! I called my doctor last night and informed him, and also told him that I feel fine, haven't noticed any pain or discomfort. Since I was not scheduled to see him again until July 15th, he felt it would be a good idea if I came on Thursday so he could check me. I think it's a good idea too because I woke up last night and started thinking about things and worked myself into a nervous tizzy. I had to turn on the tv at 3am to calm myself down and get back to sleep. I'm hoping that he'll check me and find that I'm not very dialated yet...I'm not feeling ready yet! Ethan needs to wait until after July 17th, when I have childbirth preparation class! (I'm a little late on this I know, but I sort of lost track of things during this pregnancy). I'd prefer not to have my "class" be actual childbirth!
On that note, I am going to go upstairs and start packing a bag to have ready just in case. If you could please pray that everything goes well on Thursday, I am not very dialated, and Ethan can stay inside my womb for at least a few more weeks, that would be much appreciated. I will post updates after my appointment.