I'm starting to get the questions, too. I'm due next Monday, but since my first LO arrived at 41+2, I've always had in mind that I'll go late. However, I feel pretty impatient for the baby to arrive at this point and the increase in pre-labour sensations this pregnancy is making me think that I'm about to go into labour at any moment. Have to keep talking myself down...
It is interesting to hear all the first-time mamas describe the sense of unreality about the baby arriving. I totally remember feeling that way. Life with a newborn was very abstract the first time. This time I am *way* more nesty and I think it's because I can more concretely anticipate the changes that are coming down the pipes. Well, actually, the first time I focused on BIG projects: buy house, renovate it, paint nursery, etc. This time I am much more focussed on the small things that will make life with a newborn easier. I'm cooking, baking and freezing food, making sure burp cloths and receiving blankets are organized, getting on top of laundry; stuff like that.
I sorted out my maternity benefits yesterday. Having already spent my last pay-check, I have no $ of my own until those benefits start rolling in (it will take about 2.5 weeks), so luckily everything is pretty much ready for this baby to arrive.
I will see my midwife today and I think she said she was going to do the first internal at this appointment to check things out. I'm curious to know if all the cramping and mild contractions have changed my cervix at all. Don't think she will suggest a membrane sweep, since I still haven't passed my due date.