I got to see my favorite midwife tonight. She tried to strip my membranes, but apparently I'm dilated to 1cm on the "outside" part of the cervix but completely closed on the inside...so she couldn't get in there to actually separate the membrane from the inner part of the cervix. Well, she did the best she could, and I guess we'll see if it turns into anything. So far I'm still just having Braxton Hicks contractions, which are impossible to time because you can't *really* tell when they begin or end. I guess I'll know when they're real contractions because I'll actually know when they start and finish. Anyways, I'm also 50% effaced and the baby is at a -1 or -2 station, so at least we're making some progress! The baby has moved farther down, so that's good. Now if only we could get things moving along...
My mother-in-law is coming in tonight! She was cleared by her doctor to travel, so I'm delighted that she'll be here soon!! Now we just need to convince the baby that she really wants to meet Grandma... ;-)
I do have a belly pic from tonight, I just haven't uploaded it yet. When I do, I'll post it on the sidebar.
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