I'm at 2 cm and 70% effaced. I was hoping for more dilation, but the effacement is good at least. I know it's not much of a predictor of when labor will start anyway, but with all these contractions I was hoping I would be more progressed. My midwife thinks the effacement is a good sign for a faster labor though, so that's good. She offered to sweep my membranes but I'd never heard of that... I'd heard of stripping membranes which sounds kind of awful, so I was hesitant to try it, but my midwife said we could do it next week if I haven't had her yet. Now I'm regretting it though, because my best friend said she had a gentle sweep with her last one and she went into labor right away, and it wasn't any more uncomfortable than a cervical check. I'm tempted to call up my midwife and tell her I've changed my mind and ask if we can do it sooner!
DH really wants the baby to be born today because it's his mom's birthday. She's been having some health problems recently and it would make her really happy, so hopefully my acupuncture appointment tonight will do the trick... it'll have to be fast though since the appointment is at 7!
Went for a walk this morning but it was breezy, cloudy, and too cool for my tastes... as soon as we decided to go home it got sunny and warm, arg. I'd go out again but I feel really wiped and like it's a lot of work to walk... is that a sign of impending labor? I've been taking longer walks than I did today for two days and felt great, so not sure why I'm having a hard time today. I think I better go take a nap in case I do go into labor-- right now I feel too tired to have a baby!