Sunday, December 28, 2008

I have dirty panties.

(topcat - this title is dedicated to you. Why? Because you asked ~"who talks about walking around naked but you" and now the question can be ~"who talks about having dirty panties?" And yes, that would be me.)

I just went made a post christmas excursion to the mall so I could pick up a new belly button ring. My belly piercing hole needed some room to stretch beyond the distance provided by the horseshoe I had in. I tried to put in a slightly curved barbell I had, but it was too short, pinching my skin in the end of the screw, so a new one was needed pronto. Instead of being a good girl and picking up the jewelry and going home, I decided to take a stroll.

Bad move. I bought two pairs of winter crocs for the girls (which I think are so ugly, but my kids love them, so I make them happy). I bought myself a new pair of ralph lauren sunglasses at sunglass hut (damn, they are cheaper online!). I bought a bunch of 2009 calendars at that weird calendar temporary store you find at any mall. I bought a cool wind chime minus the chime thingy at coach gifts. I bought two gooey cookies and an orange soda at the cookie place in the food court. And then I made the mistake of stopping in Gymboree. There was a huge bin sale with freaking ~awesome~ deals and I got karl some stuff, but I went in the back and saw the new (aka full price) line. It's monkey themed. Ugh. So I got 2 items which probably cost more than the huge bag of sale stuff I got.

And how does dirty panties work into this shopping spree? During my gymboree shopping, I felt something. Something weird. Something possibly wet. I excused myself to go visit the restroom. Low and behold - I think I have lost my first piece of mucus plug. Jeez, can they have a worse name for that? Regardless of how gross it is, it's the first time in any pregnancy I have seen it. I was closed up tight until 39 weeks with both the babies, so this could be good news. It could mean I'm dilating the teeniest bit. It could mean my cervix is starting to soften. I was woken up all night with contractions (not painful, but pretty strong braxton hicks contractions) so maybe maybe maybe. I still have to let this little man cook for at least another week, but I may actually have progress by my first internal at 38 weeks.

So "yay!" for dirty panties!

24 comments:

Monica Fayth said...

Sounds like you had a good time at the mall. We went to the mall on Friday, but since we're in such a small town, our mall really sucks! So we don't have a lot of the good stores :(

Congrats on the dirty panties!

MrsSpock said...

I am just imagining all the weirdykins that are going to land on your blog with a title like that, LOL...

Ali said...

Aren't mucus plugs the strangest? Adam thought I was crazy b/c I would call him in to look at pieces as they "appeared"!

nancy said...

Yes, they are the strangest thing! And I almost wanted to put it in some tp to take it home to show tom!

Jewels said...

When's your next appointment? I cant wait to hear what they say, hopefully you wont be put on bed rest but you'll be having your baby instead.

LMAO (I just read your reply to Ali)

Karyn with a Y said...

I can not believe he's almost here! It seems like I was just in Co Springs visiting you. Wow it's gone fast. I can't wait to see him. Are we going to take bets on who he will look like most??! ;) Miss you.

areyoukiddingme said...

I was wandering around Walmart the day before my due date when my water started breaking. I kept tugging my shirt down, because I was determined that I was going to finish my f'ing shopping, but I didn't want to look like I had wet my pants. Besides, the Lamaze lady said there was no rush unless you had a gush of fluid (which was 3 hours later when I was just getting to the hospital) and contractions (which I never had without medication). So, here you find me, slightly jealous of something as disgusting as a mucous plug...

I hope you make much progress - waiting is so annoying!

Lilith Silvermane said...

YAY for dirty panties :) I love your titles BTW... too funny.

But.. Karl.. stay put until AFTER Flogging Molly! Tsk Tsk.... after that, you can come and see us! I wanna swoon over you!!

~hugs~

Jason and Samantha said...

That was the only time I got excited about "dirty panties". IT can last for a couple of weeks.. just to give up a head's up. (I lost mine from 35-37 weeks)

margelina said...

LOL, Nancy...great post! And Yay for the mp. Yes, that is the nastiest name for it. Maybe Karl is going to cooperate after all!

Kelly said...

LMAO!!

oh my Nancy, you are so close!!!! I can't wait to see Karl's adorable little face!

Rachel Inbar said...

I lost mine fairly close to delivering (within 4 or 5 days). My doctor said it usually only happens if you're at least 2cm dilated.

Here's hoping for an easy labor and a healthy mom and baby!

Geohde said...

Um...yay?

I started losing my plug at about 31 weeks. My lacksadasical Ob reckoned it wasn't, but my history of effecement, dilation and preterm labour would suggest otherwise.

Besides, I should hope that I don't normally smuggle stuff like THAT up there.... :)

J

jenn said...

Wow- first off- I ~hate~ how easy it is to just stop for something quick & then get caught up in a day of shopping! Especially the after-holiday sales!

Second- holy cow mama! Yay for dirty panties! I hope this means some imminent, but not immediately so, labor for you!

calliope said...

you always crack me up. hurrah for progress!

Elana Kahn said...

Yay for progressing!! Hopefully Karl will continue to "cook" until you hit 37 and then he can poke his head out for his first hello!!

Cara said...

Yeah - that mp was quite elusive in all three of my pregnancies. I was morbidly curious - at best - but in never appeared!

Yah for you!

Sara said...

Okay, I will give this a try.

Yay for dirty panties!!!

There. That felt slightly bizarre, but I did it. LOL. And I am glad you lost some of your plug. I have heard that they are a bit disgusting...

Amanda said...

Soooo...congratulations on dirty panties? ;-)

Stick around until you're fully cooked little man!

Morgan said...

I can't wait to hear how the drs appt. goes! I second that..yay to dirty panties! :)

Hollie said...

Glad you got some good stuff at the mall. I think the mucus plug is going to freak me out when it comes out. I bet you will have some progress for your first internal.

Sarah R said...

Yay on the fun shopping trip--it's good to do a nice splurge before Karl arrives. :)

Yay for the mucus plug! I can't wait to see what your status is the next time you go in.

Wordgirl said...

ou are getting SO close Nancy-- it's EXCITING.

And as a total aside when I was an editor for a university magazine -- we had this big group of editors who would read through all the fiction sent ...and we all got hysterical once about how this man had managed to work the phrase 'moist panties' into the story more than once. We banned all usage of the word panties. :) Oh, and I think the story had a raccoon in it too -- so it had that going for it :)

XO

Motel Manager said...

I never saw the plug in #1 and haven't seen one yet now. Is it totally obvious? I'm assuming yes. I have a feeling this one might try to come early, so I'm on guard!