OH MY GOD BABIES I'M SO EXCITED. Whoo. I need to calm down, I am on a baby endorphin rush and I don't even HAVE mine yet. Lol.
Had my 39 week check today, NST and fluid levels all good, and the midwife checked me and I'm 1cm dilated and 50% effaced. She actually sounded surprised - she was all, "Oh, you're dilated!" It was funny. She didn't do a sweep, but she said she stretched things out slightly, and that when I come back on Monday she thinks I'll be far enough for a sweep. Sounds good to me! She told me to have lots of sex, and I had to laugh - my poor husband would have gotten so excited if he'd heard that, and it was the first appointment in weeks that he had to miss for work.
The nurse told me I had such a cute baby belly today, and it totally made me feel good for no freaking reason. I felt like a dork. :P I think it's just because I felt so gross today - I can't really wear pants anymore, none of my shirts that I actually like fit (and I am NOT buying maternity clothes at 39 weeks, eff that). It did make up for my super annoying nurse from Monday, though.
Serafina - your story about your due date just confirms for me that when people mess around with stuff like that, it does nobody any good. Like you said before, you wished they'd never changed it, because all it did was make you crazy when the new DD came and went. People keep chirping statements like "Mama knows best!" at me lately when I share an opinion about my unborn kid, and I'm like, yeah! So why do you people argue with me still?
Also, regarding worrying about our kids - I'm 31 years old and ever since I told him I was pregnant in February, my father has been calling me nonstop "just to check up". He also answers the phone in a little bit of a panicked voice EVERY TIME I call. My younger brother is 18, almost 19, and my dad STILL calls him every afternoon from work to be sure he got home okay from school. He is the sweetest man ever, and I think anyone who loves their children has those fears about them - it's okay. Surprisingly, my mom wasn't really like that, but my dad was more of the nurturer in the family, so it isn't that out of the ordinary, I suppose.
Soon, I'll be getting phone calls "just to check up" on his granddaughter, I'm sure of it. And the cycle continues. :P