Big hugs to one and all! I know I'll never keep up with everyone at this rate. :)
But, what I do remember - Evergreen, I'm in SC. But our house is maybe two miles from the NC border, so... :)
KarenMT - I am so sorry your sister is so fearful and condemning! You should not have to hear that! Big hugs! And I hope it all comes together just as you envision it!
Originally Posted by ryleeee
so i had my midwife appointment, i am 37w6d. she checked me on my request and discovered i am nearly 4 cm dilated and nearly effaced...my cervix is only about 1 cm long. yikes! it's still a little bit towards the back so it needs to move forward a bit but she was shocked at the progress...i let her sweep my membranes and just had bloody show. yikes.
We're so right there together - I had my last appt on Tuesday at 37w4d and (after asking to be checked) was a stretchy, marshmallow-y 4cm all the way through, (no funneling, no bands, just open!) and I had to bear down just so she could get any kind of "grip" to feel what was happening things are so soft and mushy. Of course that could mean nothing if I leave well enough alone. But. I don't know if want to. Been doing the pineapple and EPO, but not walking enough with dh and kids being a bit sick. She suggested (after telling her about my dh starting the new job next week and our having no idea how much time he'll have off) some castor oil tomorrow morning (based on our schedules, lol) but then dh's allergy attack turned out to be a cold, and the kids have a touch of it, so we didn't get some things done and ... Idk. Castor oil is precisely the sort of thing I never intended to try, but wow would it be nice to have dh there for sure - if it worked! We're not going to do it tomorrow morning, but I'm going to talk with her about trying it Saturday morning. Whatever bit of my mucus plug was still there (I guess the heavier discharge I've been having WAS the silly thing) is now gone and I have low and strong contractions all the time, but they never wake me up or keep me awake...
We close on the house Monday. Holy cow. Dh is all about the castor oil thing. He was blown away by the cm - he only remembers that I'd been having some contractions for a couple of hours and we were at the hospital when I hit that point with dd, lol! AND bless his heart he had the presence of mind to have the house cleaned professionally today so we can start moving in (everyone's ok with that even before the closing) any time we want. I didn't even have to suggest or ask for that to happen! Pretty much either way I'll just be sitting around holding a baby and watching the work get done, so I guess it's just a matter of in my belly or in my arms, right? In theory we're going to go do everything that's on my list tomorrow, and then who knows? Maybe plenty of activity and dtd and whatnot will get things started and I won't have to think about castor oil? I'll feel bad having the baby (and *trying* to so hard) while my actual mw is on vacation, but if I have to choose between my dh and mw, then you know.. obviously! :)
It's been so exciting to see the announcements! Mama-mich, I hope things happen before Sunday! Hope to make it back here a bit more often but with dh home and his laptop being on crack it just hasn't happened.