Well, I know I'm 32 weeks tomorrow but 1babysmom just inspired me to find out that this means I only have 57 days left to my EDD. Given that both of my other children were early, I could be giving birth even sooner than that (though I am not counting on that). CRAZY.
I'm curious what the rest of you ladies are doing, if anything, to prep for labor. With both of my other pregnancies, I toyed with the idea of taking either evening primrose oil or a tincture many of my friends highly recommend starting at around 35w (Gentle Birth Formula, here http://www.mountainmeadowherbs.com/Gentle_Birth_p/g1030.htm). But I didn't do either because I became deeply invested in the idea of "just seeing what my body would do on its own." In the first pregnancy, I did drink RRL/Nettle tea all through the 2nd and 3rd trimesters because I had been drinking it for reproductive health prior to getting pregnant anyway, but I didn't even do that with my second pregnancy because it gave me terrible Braxton Hicks.
I have had two "textbook," uneventful and QUICK homebirths before my due date in the past, so I feel like it would be silly to reconsider doing anything differently, but I think I sometimes wonder if I could be that lucky a third time and maybe should reconsider these options. I have been drinking the RRL/Nettle tea, as it hasn't exacerbated by BH this time.
What are the rest of you thinking about doing?
Other than thinking about this issue, I do need to start getting my birth kit together. My m/w and I are going over that at my next visit, which is next week. I have already contacted and booked someone to encapsulate my placenta so at least I've accomplished something! I really feel like I am in complete denial that I'll be giving birth soon! I still feel so comfortable, and I'm so busy with homeschooling and my own midwifery school work, that it's been easy to ignore I'm pretty deep into the third tri. Yikes.