A midwife from Belize once told me that sweeping, yes with a broom, is one of the best ways to encourage labor. You have to use what feels like every muscle in your abdomen at this stage. (Just one more thing to add to the list.)
Anyone else feeling like the couch is the only, one and only, place you wanna be? And of course I can't stay there with so much prep to do plus a 4yo plus working part time, but, boy does it beckon. It just feels so right when I'm there!!