Wow Jess, then congrats are in order! Hopefully this is a happy thing for them.
Mom2SJ, your labor with your DD sounds great. Would love that to happen to me!
chiro, I forgot, my nips do crack and bleed with thrush, even when I can't find white spots on either of us. Here's what I do: 1) as a "preventative," I put white vinegar in every load of laundry that I do that includes undergarments or any of my or the girls' clothes. ESPECIALLY bras and nursing pads. You can just put it in the fabric softener slot or use a downy ball. Maybe 1/4 cup per load? 2) as a "cure," I put vinegar or a vinegar/water mix in two bowls and dip my boobs in them. Air dry. Every time I nurse. If that's not possible, I put some in a spray bottle to take with me and wipe my boobs/entire upper torso down with it after nursing. Keep boobs as dry as possible. I don't know why, but this works for me. GV works too, but I'm not sure I'd use that on a newer babe unless everything else failed. Anyway if you suspect thrush, I'd start with vinegar. Good luck. I know it really sucks.
Had a midwife appt today, 40+4. Still 4 cm, 60% effaced, measuring 41.5. Scheduled a NST for next Tues (41+4) and an induction for next Thurs (41+6). They will do a slow pit induction and foley bulb, even for VBACs, but I really feel confident that baby will come before that. I mostly scheduled it now so that I can have the provider I want--she reassured me that they're very conservative ("2 by 2" she called it--2 units of pit per 1/2 hour). I'm not willing to go over 42 because I won't sign a waiver so I feel like this will be my only option. There's no way I'm scheduling a c/s. So it is what it is. And I'll try everything else before that--castor oil, nip stim, etc. DD was spontaneous labor at 40 weeks (born at 40+2) so I really can't imagine this one going to 41+6. Guess we'll just wait and see!