I have lurked on and off since the beginning of this DDC. I work full time so I haven't done or been able to do much posting.
But now work is slowing down and I'm all about reading pregnancy-related stuff...not really b/c I'm anxious now so much as, like someone else said, wanting commiseration :) I'm having my 7th, due on January 5 with a girl. I don't like to do much complaining IRL b/c a) I honestly don't have much to complain about and b) as a mom of a big family, I feel a responsibility to make it sound as natural and normal as it is and I feel like complaining would call a bunch of attention to myself...so...
I am delivering with the same OB who delivered my last two at the same hospital. My 4th was a homebirth and then my 5th was supposed to be an ABC birth but they risked me out for HBP in the 11th hour and rather go to a hospital with docs I hardly knew, I called my current OB who had kind of been my "back up" for my homebirth. He took me on at 40 weeks. Then with my 6th pregnancy, since that worked out so well, I just did all unassisted prenatal care until 35 weeks at which point he took me on again. This time I was slightly more traditional and I've been seeing him since 16 weeks (I think?) but I've only had about 3-4 appointments I think. I loathe the way pregnancy is treated like a disease and/or a constant CYA of testing so I try to avoid prenatals as much as possible. Every time he scheduled me for 4 weeks, I rescheduled for 7...lol. And the last two times he's scheduled me for 2 weeks, I've rescheduled to 3. I'll have my 5th visit this Friday at just about 37 weeks so I'll probably go weekly from here on out...I guess we'll see.
Though I'm not anxious, I will admit to wishing that this baby will come in December. Not only could we really use the tax break, but our insurance is changing in January and we're going to a high deductible plan. It would be so nice to have everything paid out in 2013 especially since we'll be taking an income hit since I'm the main breadwinner but plan to be out for 12 weeks FMLA. I am very fortunate to have some time saved and short term disability to get at least partial pay for most of that time, but partial pay doesn't quite cut it around here...LOL...and partial pay + dealing with the high deductible is going to hurt.
I do plan to start an EPO regimen this week orally and next week (after my finals, I teach at a college) I'll do insertion each night. I did that last pregnancy before a scheduled induction and ended up going into labor on my own...I'm all about a nice soft cervix!