Oh, and I am sooooo outrageously jealous of all these mamas birthing before EDDs! Please, just stop! NOT FAIR!
(just kidding, of course!)
DP painted the birth room after dinner tonight -- something we've been planning to do for over a year now. It's the same color as our old bedroom. It's a nice, calming green.
My breasts have been feeling heavy for the last week or so, and for the past few days they have been so tender it hurts if one of the children even brushes against them. I've been having achy contractions over the past few days, and this afternoon there has also been lower back pain with them. Tonight I asked my DP to check my cervix. A week and a half ago, he estimated around 2cm dilated. Tonight, he couldn't discern my cervix at all. I guess that means it is very thin. He felt baby's head and maybe some fingers. He thinks I'm at least 5cm dilated, and there was some blood and mucus.
We've shifted into hyper-drive, trying to get everything ready just in case tonight is the night. I should go to bed, but I can't sleep without everything being in place. I'm due on Wednesday, and I've NEVER had a baby before 8 days past the EDD, but it really feels like this babe is asking to come out...
I worked my last shift yesterday. I was on the schedule for the rest of the week but my hip feels like it's coming out of the socket. I'm hoping that the chiropractor helps, but I'm def not going back to work. That means it's time for baby to come out!! I don't want to be sittting around this house for 2 weeks without a baby.