With my first child I got up in the middle of the night with a slight trickle of water and had a tiny smattering of blood and mucus. Not the bloody show I was expecting but I guess that was "it" ... But I was still not convinced that my water had broken. I called the doctor and he said to come to the hospital... when the nurses went to check me ... they lifted the sheet and bam my water broke...all over the place ...they had not even touched me just raised the sheet! So the little trickle was just a precurser of larger things to come!