Well I guess if everyone else is doing it....
I've been lurking around this ddc for about two months, I think I may have posted one or two times, but otherwise I have been hiding. No reason except that internet shyness somebody else mentioned - this is my first "chat" experience. I have been bolder in other mothering forums, probably because this one seemed like everybody already knew each other! Which is so great, I should have introduced myself sooner - I should know by now that shyness doesn't get me anywhere fun
I am 38.5 weeks with lots of BH, 1 cm, and 50% effaced. So a lot of you can feel better now because you're so far ahead of me and all I want is this baby out! Though I completely hear the poster who said we should be thankful for full-term babies, that is definitely true.
I have gestational diabetes, which I have really been a big whiner about because it has sucked all the joy out of food for me for the past few months. I also wanted a homebirth but got scared away from the insurance hassle I found out it would be, then I found a great OB who I really like and a hospital that is VERY natural birth friendly, so all worked out there.
But what sucks about the GD is the fact that I am not allowed to go past my due date because of the risk of stillbirth (not sure why the risk is there but not going to question it). soooooo....I'd really like this little one to make an appearance sooooon so that I don't have to face induction. I fear the pit!
Wow I can see now how great it feels to get all this out on the page - I didn't know what I was missing. I feel noticeably better than I did when I first started writing this long post.