I'm still here... waiting!
Baby sure is cozy and content where she is but our entire little family is so ready. My girls spent the evening telling Zoe it was time to come out! Daddy tried to bribe her, telling her there's so much more room to stretch outside the womb.
Be warned, this next bit is very TMI. If you gag easily or don't care to know certain details please skip.
So Monday the membranes were swept, as I mentioned. Well the next day, my due date, I had bloo.dy sh.ow. I have never ever had this with my others until I was in labor (so I never saw it). And there was a ton and it was just so absolutely disgusting. It reminds me of rubber cement with brown/pink streaks of blood in it. I'll end my description with that.
Because I'd never really experienced it I did a little search and read my pregnancy books. Apparently the majority of women who have this will go into labor within 24 hours to a few days. So her birth day isn't too far off! Still hoping we go on our own before induction day.
Every night since the sweep I've had contractions. Some that were really strong and intense! They were pretty close together. But taking the advice the midwife I'd ignore them and only give them as much attention as they demanded. And obviously each night I went to bed because they were never strong enough or consistent enough for me to call.
Well when I wake up in the mornings the contractions have stopped dead until around dinnertime. It's a never-ending cycle of teasing!
Also I have so much pressure that I can barely walk sometimes. It feels like she's going to fall out. My entire lower belly hurts and I keep pulling those lovely round ligaments. I do not know how mothers of multiples hold all those babies in!!! I have a new respect for them for sure. I think she's going to come soon... I hope so!
For now we wait.