Under your skin, beneath the surface, is a symphony of hormonal busy-ness. It is ebbing & flowing under there to get ready for the Big Day. This may manifest in crampiness or nesting or diarrhea, or loss of mucous plug or whatever.
The preparation happens over time (40-ish weeks, lol). So in the end as things are getting close, there are some pre-laboring signs --showing you that your body works. It is doing it's job! ;-) And when the time is exactly perfect (maybe tomorrow or at 43 weeks), your body & baby will decide to labor & deliver.
It is totally miraculous and so perfect.
Trust in this process, it is an amazing experience!!!!
at 2:25 AM on Oct. 20, 2009