I think I also may have mentioned having my membranes stripped. I am also using a CNM who really doesn't seem believe in vaginal exams, but at 36 or 37 weeks became concerned about the size of my baby- as in "I don't think you need to deliver an 11 pound baby, maybe we'll do an internal in two weeks and I'll strip your membranes". Then the next week when she was feeling my belly she decided that she didn't think he'd get that big. So no internal until she got to my house and I was having cxs 3 minutes apart and I ended up being 8cm dilated.
short birth story since I'm still tired--after 2 days of nothing labor (6-8 minutes cxs 30-45sec) I took a bath and things speeded up, called mw and since it was 8pm she said to have a glass of wine so I could sleep and have the baby the next day. I threw up the wine, cxs 2-3minutes apart, lasting longer than a minute. Called the mw back, she got here at 10:30, walked, pushed on the bed (felt very nonproductive I couldn't even focus on the cxs or pushing while on my back), got into the tub, squatted, tried not to push for 2 cxs (to let them build since the ones on the bed were not helpful), then on the 3rd couldn't not push and pushed him out in one--so fast our mw didn't even have gloves on yet, I caught him and brought him out of the water. He's great, 8pounds, 14 ounces (at 39weeks). He latched on immediately which was so cool.
Big sister is pretty excited-only once yesterday did she say that she didn't want to be a sister, then she crawled up on my chest and fell asleep. Otherwise she wants to hold him (all the time) and change his diaper. She was the only one thrilled with the meconimum.
Hope everyone is feeling well, .
and good strong labor vibes to everyone who's close to the end