Today we had our home-visit with our midwives. I'd tell you how far along we are, but it's debatable (somewhere around 36+4 and 37+1) & doesn't much matter I suppose, as baby is both healthy & not here yet.
I had them check me, & they say I'm 40% effaced & 2 cm dilated. Partly I feel good about this, because when I checked myself yesterday I had guessed about 2 cm. Still, they don't expect baby to arrive for another 2 weeks or so. I doubt she'll wait that long, I've been so crampy & uncomfortable. I swear baby is trying to shove her fists through my cervix, or head-butting the "door".
Yesterday morning I was dreaming that I was sitting on the toilet, talking on the phone to my MW & was in labor. When I woke up I was crampy & then had diarhea. I super-woman cleaned the house yesterday (i.e, totally over-did) & was sure we were gonna have a baby last night: 2/3 didn't stop the BH or ctx or whatever they were. I was nauseous with each tightening, ate something= still there. Showered= still there. Finally I went to bed & they quit. With DD1, who came at 40 weeks+6 days, I was only 80% effaced & 4 cm dilated when we were admitted to the birth center. Two more weeks with this one? Seriously? I'm so grumpy, I bet my DH & the rest of the world prays to God it's not that long, lol.
But the part where I wish I could pick the day to have her is this:
1.) my mom doesn't get back from an out-of-state trip til day after tomorrow, Wednesday. I really want her here to watch DD1.
2.) DH's family leaves town Thursday- til the 15th. Would be awful convenient if they were out-of-town & I didn't have to worry about them showing up on the doorstep while I'm in labor. We don't plan on calling them til after the baby arrives anyways.
3.) MW's assistant leaves for an out-of-state trip Saturday- til the 20th. I really have connected with her & want her at the birth, although if she's gone the MW has a back-up person to come assist.
So i vote baby Zoey comes Friday. I figure I can keep the house spot-less til then, we did our bellycast today, & plan to get groceries tomorrow. So that leaves a few days to decorate the bellycast & finish a few sewing projects. Good then, it's a plan. Now can somebody let this baby know?