Has anyone with pets experienced unusual clingy behavior just before going into labor?
I'll be 40 wks tomorrow, and our two cats (a boy and girl, both spayed/neutered) have been crazy obsessed with me since I came home from a shopping trip that resulted in some lower back and hips pains and some light brown spotting. I lost my mucus plug around 3 days ago and experienced tons of irregular contractions, some diarrhea and even threw up, but then the broken pattern finally came to a halt yesterday and I haven't felt anything since. But my cats are acting unusually clingy and affectionate - I mean they're already pretty affectionate, but it's on a whole new level when you can't even walk around the house without them competing with each other for my attention, howling and running after me, grabbing my hands and actually making me pet them. Not to mention the female literally hugs my belly and the male is particularly interested in sniffing my yoni. I've read that women who are about to go into labor/give birth have a smell. Are they smelling something new and getting excited? I'd love to think so.