today i've been having some dark brownish-red spotting. it was a pretty significant amount when i first got out of bed this morning (i think it had been collecting during the night and came out when i stood up). it soaked through my undies and kinda freaked me out, but since then it's just been spotting, and it's still brownish, not bright red blood. i can feel discomfort and pressure in my cervix, but i've been having that off and on for months. baby is still moving around great. i have no other symptoms. so i really don't think it's a sign of preterm labor or that there's anything seriously wrong (like a placenta tear or something). maybe my cervix is just irritated or softening? gosh, i really hope this baby doesn't come early. i have a 2-page "before baby" to-do list!!!
i just can't decide if it's worth a phone call to my MW's office. i'm afraid they'll make me come in to get checked or have an u/s neither of which i think is really necessary and will just add to our out-of-pocket expenses. but of course i want to be safe and not ignore something that might be a problem...ugh.