Sunday, June 22, 2008

On the subject of bodily functions...


Today, I lost my mucous plug. I’m fairly certain it was the mucous plug because it was disgusting looking and anything that is labeled as ‘mucous plug’ does not denote a lovely image. Most of the books state the plug is described as various. For your mom, the best I can describe it is like a really ugly loogie that you expectorate during a really congested chest cold. In short, it looked green.

Now, your mom has read several people take photos and show it to their spouses. I’ll have you know, I really didn’t care to share this image with anyone to be scrutinized. Nor did your dad wish to see this phlegm-like item. So if you are interested, I apologize but I really didn’t want to save the image for posterity.

Yes, I have images of the stick I peed on to confirm you were growing inside me but your mom draws the line on the cork.

How did it happen?

I can't be sure but your mom and dad went driving in Manhattan to do some errands. I'm sure your dad wasn't doing it on purpose, but I swear we hit every pot hole known to man. It was not the most comfortable ride. I was bouncing around like a beach ball.

Anyway, I went into Buy Buy Baby to purchase some changing pad covers and stopped in the bathroom and noticed some strange discharge. I didn't think anything of it except that the bumpy ride may have dislodge stuff.

When I got home, Z-girl was following me around like a loon. I went to the bathroom and there was a quarter sized gloop on the toilet tissue.

How do I feel about it?

Well, it’s scary. I was nervous immediately but after a nice warm shower, I felt better. The doctor says losing the plug doesn’t mean anything except that the cervix is preparing. He said not to worry or call until other signs appear which can in about two weeks.

I think it did turbo charge your dad though. He cleaned up his closet and his dressers. He threw out a ton of recyclables and trash. He still is reluctant to put up the play pen but I think that’s just because he wants to clean up the living room before he unpacks it.

I’m still nervous but I realize that all I can do is pray and listen to my body. I’ve also been able to burp the last two days which hasn’t happened in a while. I take that as a sign that I have a bit more room for my stomach and esophagus.

You are very active today. It feels nice to feel your tumbling and stretching. Funny thing is you stop moving around as much as soon as dad looks at my belly or he puts his hands on you. I think he thinks you are playing a game with him.