Well, this is it, folks! My final 2WW (hopefully).
Yesterday's weekly OB visit was routine - dilated 1 cm, with some softening of the cervix. I think I should have picked an OB with smaller hands, however. I had to grip the side of the exam bed when he had is WHOLE HAND up there for the cervical check. Good grief!
Yes, I'm starting to have what I think are real contractions, but mostly in the evening and at night and not at all regular. Those practice contractions are really ratcheting up - intense is the word I'd use. Like menstrual, pain but from my sternum down to my cervix. I haven't slept well the last couple of nights... didn't get to sleep until 4 am and was woken by the phone at 10 am. I see a nap in my very near future.
Hospital bag is packed and "birth plan" is typed up (multiple copies in the bag). I'll share the list next post. I'm sure I have WAY too much stuff with me. We have a separate bag full of snacks and goodies (protein bars, nuts, dried fruit, pretzels, lemonade boxes, chocolate) for me and Mr. Jem.
Oh, and I'm officially HUGE. I will post a picture later today or tomorrow (post hair cut). It still blows my mind that I've made it this far. I can't wait to meet my little girl and to introduce you all to her, too. A-fucking-mazing.