Hope I am posting in the right area! Just wanted to check in and see what everyone thinks... Im 40wks today and had a really crappy nights sleep. Kept waking up every 20 mins or so and having to roll over, but feeling like death because my pubic bone is killing me! Couldn't get comfortable and had weird dreams. Eventually got up at 5am and went to the loo. Went #1 and when I looked in the bowl (as you do haha), there was a streak of bright blood. I wiped and there was a little bit more. Second wipe brought a beginning/end of period-like brown tinged mucous. There was only a little bit and it was stringy. I went and woke my hubby to tell him what happened and that I was just calling the hospital to double check with them , as this is our first. He was confused and went back to sleep lol. I rang and spoke to a midwife who told me it was likely just a bit of my mucous plug and that the bright blood is pretty normal. I told her I had been cramping and having irregular conx for the past week or so. She told me to get some sleep and be aware of baby movements, as mine has been very quiet over the past 24hrs. I took her advice and went back to bed. It's now 10.40am and I've had a little more brown discharge, more cramps and pain in my lower back, a few irregular contractions and a little bit of cramping under my ribs. Baby is still relatively quiet, but has been moving gently. I had some cornflakes and a little bit of cold lemonade to give the baby a little nudge haha.
Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience before going into active labour? Anyone else have bright blood or a quiet baby? I always see women asking how long til they're going to have the baby after similar symptoms, which I know is silly, because it could be days before anything happens, but has anyone got any tips for what to look out for? I've just been so crampy and Braxton Hicks-y for so long, that Im a little concerned that I'll pass early labour off as the usual false labour I've been having.
Thanks girls! Sorry about the lack of cohesiveness, Im on my phone!