I'm 37 weeks and 4 days today, and I do not feel ready! Nor does it feel like she's going to be here any minute now. I am deeply relieved to be full-term because it makes me feel like no matter what, she's gonna be OK, and because as soon as I hit 37 weeks, my homebirth plans became legal. But, especially since she's my first, I'm not really expecting to see her for weeks yet! I can still walk without feeling her head down in my pelvis, and no contractions, and as of last week, no dilation... so I think she gets to cook for a while longer still
Which is good because I still have to wash everything for the homebirth kit - I got extra sheets and cheap towels and the like but everything is fresh from Costco and needs to be laundered and carefully put away and labelled. I remember being a powerful, purposeful executive not very long ago - when did doing laundry become a big deal effort and the major accomplishment of my day???? Thank god I'm not working.