Tomorrow, I will be 37 weeks. Grant was born around this time, but that story's a little bit different than this child's!
I just got home from an appointment, and guess what?! I've been dilated to a 4 for a week now. Also, I'm 100% effaced. Awesome. My midwife said that I must have a water sack made of steel. I contract ALL the time, and I've had a few times where I've called the Midwife (one ending with me in the hospital for the evening, only to get sent home). And trust me, I do NOT call unless I have reason to (like this last time... 5 hours of 5-7 min contractions and 1-2 hours of 3-5 min contractions). When I was in the hospital, I said, "now- these contractions are real, right? I'm not making this up?!" "Yes," she said, "they are very real." However, they weren't doing jack. But I also have this "crazy" fear that because I'm almost half way done with my labor (technically speaking), I am going to calve in my bathroom- thus making me a little paranoid at this point.
For those of you have prayed to keep this baby cooking, THANK YOU! I KNOW, I know, I know- it's good the baby hasn't come yet. HOWEVER... stop the prayers... haha. Maybe we should pray that the contractions will actually be DOING something, other than making me a freak show when I call my midwife!
Don't get me wrong, I'm not "sick of being pregnant." I actually really enjoy it. I know so many people are not big fans, but I seem to be OK with it. I would totally not even care at this point if I were not at a 4 and 100% effaced.
On another note, Grant is so big. He was a "ske-ton" for Halloween. Due to us being a bit distracted, we had a mellow night. I spent the day making burp cloths and my friend made a clover blanket (pictures will be up next post) for my car seat. I LOVE IT, and the fabric is so cute- ANYWAY... we went to the mall and took Grant there to go trick or treating. He was THOROUGHLY confused, and didn't get why people were giving him stuff. Eh- not a big loss- we'll do it up right next year!! Ben got a video and pics that I need to upload, so that will happen soon.
Whew... what a novel. Hope all is well with everyone else!! We love and miss you all :)