Just got back from the doctor and the good news is I've made good progress since last week. For those of you that like the details: I'm now dilated to a full 2, 70% effaced, "soft", and anterior, which gives me 9 points and means I'm "ripe" enough to deliver any time. The doctor seemed to think there's a good chance I won't make it until the 30th - especially considering this is baby #5.
During our visit he was telling me about another patient at the hospital today who had been pushing for two hours and the baby's head was just barely starting to show. Miserable. I'm lucky my deliveries have always gone quick - three or four pushes and that's it. Hopefully this little guy cooperates too. Now I'm getting nervous to think it could be any time now and also pretty excited! Sometimes I've been so focused on the pregnancy part I forget that when it ends I'm going to have a baby! I know that doesn't really make sense but who can make sense of a pregnant woman's brain anyway!
I got his little bassinet set up yesterday in our room, and got my bag packed for the hospital. I've been doing laundry today and will hopefully do a grocery trip tonight - the only thing left to do is put the carseat in the car so I guess we are pretty much ready! Hopefully the next post will be about our newest family member...sooner than later!