Well, nothing yet after my sweep. I've been having contractions all day but no particular pattern that I've noticed, and most are not particularly strong, especially compared to early this morning.
Took a long walk after my midwife appt, it's a gorgeous day here and I was happy to get my special-needs dog out again. She does a lot better when she gets out, but I don't usually have time to take her, she can't go to the dog park with my other dogs because she is crazy, so she gets left home a lot, poor thing. But me being off of school has been great for her. Now she's passed out on the couch, which is just the way I like her!
Oh, I'm now 3.5 cm and 80% effaced. I know it doesn't mean much as far as when labor will actually begin, but I feel like it is comforting to know that all these annoying contractions are actually doing something!
I thought it was really strange, last week I had quite a bit of bleeding after my cervical check, this week after my sweep I had almost none, I was expecting more.
I had to see a midwife I really don't like this time, she just rubs me the wrong way, and she did today too. I hadn't seen her in months, thankfully. She's kind of authoritative, and I feel like she talks down to me, which is especially annoying since this is my third pregnancy. Today she asked me what I plan on using for birth control, I told her that we will just use condoms until we TTC later this year, then after I feel secure with the pregnancy DH will get a vasectomy. She was like, "Well, I recommend you space it out more--" in this bossy, I know better than you tone. I just cut her off and said that I am shooting for an 18 month gap, that my first two are 15 months apart and I really liked that spacing and that I need to get back to school so that's how it was going to be or it wasn't going to happen at all. She just nodded, but with pursed lips and a disapproving face. Yuck, I just don't like her at all.
And she bent down to my belly and told the baby that she should be born on Sunday night because that's when she is working... I was thinking, NO! I don't want you to be there!!! And it's not like I see her often or anything, so I thought it was kind of weird.
Anyway, she said if I make it to 41 weeks, which would be the 14th, I can get my water broken at the birth center. Anyone else been induced this way? I know it's not ideal, but as I've never had to even THINK about being induced in any way I haven't looked into it much. It would at least be better than Pitocin as I wouldn't be able to do that at the birth center, I'd have to go to L&D. That's about all I know about it.
Talked to my SIL yesterday, she had nasty back labor, poor thing, and then the nurse filled the labor tub with too hot water. She said it felt good at first but then she got really sick and was vomiting and shaking and it was awful. So ladies, make sure you get body-temp water! Baby is doing well except that she had switched temporarily to regular, non-natural detergent because of her daughter's stinky potty training pants, and it made the baby totally break out in hives, so now they are rewashing everything they own, which I imagine is really irritating.
MarissaMom- at least you are getting a new washer! My old crappy washer died a few months ago and I LOVE my new washer. It's never fun to have an appliance die on you (especially on your birthday!!!), but I'm sure you will love the new washer. We got really lucky and with rebates and discounts we got a fancy schmancy front load, steam, million-cycle washer for like $350. Hopefully you can get a great deal, too! I always have the best luck at Lowe's.
Lyss- no kidding!!! I really am going nuts.
Squrrrl- I hear you on the dreams, I have really weird ones. I am always dreaming I am going into labor, too, which makes it annoying when I wake up and realize that I'm not.