Sorry to start late!
I didn't fall asleep till 3 AM and Hubby let me have some sleep. :-)
Only 10% of women have their "water breaking" as the first symptom of labor onset. In fact, what usually happens is that the craping causes bladder release, and this is mistaken for the "water breaking" since the cramp/pain/spasms show up and are hard to distinguish from the "oh God is it the fiftieth month or what?" stage of aches in pregnancy. Sorry, Hollyweird... The mucus plug and amniotic fluid may not even emerge until you're already in a hospital bed, and you won't notice. Or, the doctor may need to deal with "breaking" the sac to release the fluid. But whatever it is for the four-odd billion femkales on the planet? Not Hollywood!
(My mom was in labor with me for about 4 hours counting her "huh, I'm more achy" moment... and I came along 20 minutes after the water broke. My sister took about 8 hours, and the last four were post-water-breaking. See? Varies! Crazy, but there you go. Humans. We're exceptions that prove the alleged rules.)
The Polish toast "Na zdrowie!" (or nazdrowie and variants in Ukraine and Russia and Belarus)... Means "to health". Also said after someone sneezes. (And can be found in Slovakia, too, btw.)
"Weak ankles" are often a sign of unhealed sprains.
And I need to lie down. That special time of the uterine hell showed up early. Oh rapture... ACK. And the heat won't stop till October, apparently. And... Yeah, not fun times for fibro.
BTW, if you feel achy in the joints, feverish, etc., but your doc says it's not flu? Check for human parvovirus (ParvoB19, AKA Fifth Disease, which most get as children, but in adults can feel like aches, fatigue, fever, and last for weeks!.
Peeps - Sorry this is late. I lost all motivation late yesterday and then had a really bad night. Pretty sure that I was awake every hour on the hour. And, at 3 AM, Smurf threw up on the bed. Naturally, I have an appointment today too.I will check back in later. I just wanted to get us started!
Hey, all! I should be back Monday morning. Till then, my cats send you Fur-iday purrs and, obvs, relaxation vibes.