There's been no action around here yet! Today I will see the OB that will be taking on my case since my doctor is out of town. I didn't expect to make it to this appointment, but now that it's here, I'm excited to see what she has to say, how much I've progressed, etc. I'm hoping she will strip my membranes again (or "tinker" as Heather so nicely phrases it!). And then I will pull out all the stops to get this baby moving. I feel as though the baby is really low - I went for a walk this morning and was very uncomfortable with all the pressure. I'm hoping that's a good sign that baby is moving down!
Yesterday was a crazy stormy day here on the coast - incredibly windy and rainy with power outages and falling trees all over the place. I figured the baby had to come for sure on a day like that - isn't that how it always happens in the movies?
Micah and I had a good last day of swimming lessons yesterday. We went down the big waterslide as promised! I thought I'd be able to control our speed a little bit better, but we kept getting faster and faster! Micah started whimpering, but I think he would do it again. We'll have to make a point of going back to the pool once in awhile until I can sign him up for lessons again.
Micah seems very aware of the baby's impending birth. We've set up our third bedroom as a nursery and he has had fun playing with all of the baby things. His Aunties taught him the other day to say, "Come out baby!" and he repeats this phrase often. One day he even said, "baby, out, tummy, hospital". I was surprised that he put all those words together for one thing, but also that he seems to understand the whole concept of what is happening.
I've started having more dreams about the baby. For some reason I'm never present for the birth but am told about the baby once it's born - too bad I couldn't skip the labour in real life! Last night I dreamt that it was a boy but it was a full-sized toddler and looked EXACTLY like Micah. I can remember trying to swaddle it and the blanket was just too small! I think this dream may have stemmed from the conversation Erik and I had just before we fell asleep. I told him I was concerned that every day I carried this baby it was just going to get bigger and bigger! I'm starting to imagine a chubby 10 lb'er in there!
I'll be keeping you all as up-to-date as I can about what's going on. But, in closing, here's something interesting to note: in the baby pool that I took several weeks ago, nobody guessed the baby to be born any later than today - Nov 16! So, if baby doesn't come by midnight tonight, then NOBODY'S right - ha ha. OK, that's actually more sad than funny.