May 19, 2019 // 37w0d. Beached whale.. Pool whale? 🐳 Took longer than I'd like to admit to get on this float but I'm ecstatic to find that I STILL FLOAT! Take that gravity! TMI ⚠️ Some of you...

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May 19, 2019 // 37w0d.

Beached whale.. Pool whale? 🐳 Took longer than I'd like to admit to get on this float but I'm ecstatic to find that I STILL FLOAT! Take that gravity!

TMI ⚠️ Some of you may have caught my story, but at 37+1, the evening before my birthday, I lost a chunk of my mucus plug.. Then lost the rest of it the following morning. I've had strong frequent Braxton Hicks inconsistently the whole day (every 10-15 minutes) along with a stabby vagina. Reality set in that I should probably pack that hospital bag. I told my husband what I had witnessed and threw a load of laundry in the wash. Even as a second time dad, he starts freaking out like WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? What do I do? Are we leaving? Do I need to pack? WHY ARE YOU DOING LAUNDRY? 😂 I had to refresh his memory that 1) It just means the cervix is effacing (thinning out) and possibly dilating, which means 2) BIRTH IS IMMINENT, as in labor can start within hours.. or days.. or weeks. [Spoiler alert: The miracle of life is a huge waiting game] and 3) The mucus plug CAN regenerate.

Although I started getting dull back pains, the contractions did not get more intense or more frequent than every 10 mins. I was really hoping baby boy wouldn't come on my birthday (or my birthday month actually) and thankfully he has been considerate enough to stay put. He has definitely dropped though and I'm still feeling tons of pelvic pressure. I never saw my mucus plug with my first pregnancy; my water broke without warning and contractions started 30 mins later. Ten hours later she was in my arms.. so this is all new territory for me! It'll be interesting to see how different labor + delivery is with this one.

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@tinapheng Instagram Profile

2 weeks ago tinapheng

@vibol .venndetta lol. I hope you read this.

@lepetitephotos Instagram Profile

3 weeks ago lepetitephotos

😃😃😃✌!!!!

@tiu_glitter Instagram Profile

1 month ago tiu_glitter

So exciting!! 💙 I’m right behind you at 36 weeks 5 days! Also with a baby boy! Any day now....😍😍 xx

@bbpeony Instagram Profile

1 month ago bbpeony

Cute♥️

@babylove_ivf Instagram Profile

1 month ago babylove_ivf

It’s the best feeling floating in water being pregnant 😊 looking fab & im glad I explained all about the mucus plug being a first timer I would be terrified- hoping ur man stays put a little longer but not long now mama 💗

@rlewis30 Instagram Profile

1 month ago rlewis30

Ok so not only are we due date buddies, but our birthdays are 2 days apart?? I turned 31 years old on May 19th and hit 37 weeks the same day!

@rlewis30 Instagram Profile

1 month ago rlewis30

Ok so not only are we due date buddies, but our birthdays are 2 days apart?? I turned 31 years old on May 19th and hit 37 weeks the same day!

@ashley_silva_ Instagram Profile

1 month ago ashley_silva_

Best of luck to you and yours ❤

@mbarrado23 Instagram Profile

1 month ago mbarrado23

With my 1st, I lost my plug and went into labor 2hrs later. Baby girl was born about 24hrs later 🤗

@ash1ya Instagram Profile

1 month ago ash1ya

i’m 37 weeks 3 days 😅 ballooning up and wishing when this will be over! this is my first pregnancy so i have no idea what to expect, although my braxton hicks are getting intense and i’ve been having an increase in discharge. hoping this little one will come earlier, cuz i feel like i have been pregnant for a year 😂 🤰

@ttc_babyb2018 Instagram Profile

1 month ago ttc_babyb2018

Was just wondering about you lady! 🙏🏽♥️

@ashlynbtaylor Instagram Profile

1 month ago ashlynbtaylor

Eeeeek 🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️❤️

@the.love.and.science Instagram Profile

1 month ago the.love.and.science

You and me both!!!! I’m 39 weeks and I can definitely feel it coming. My birthday is June 8 and I am hoping little miss doesn’t come on my bday either. Lol.