First off, congrats are due to Betsey, who often comments on my blog - she had a beautiful baby girl last night and named her Emmi Kate.
As for me, I spent the evening rallying for a lovely bachelorette dinner for Darrah. I can't believe her wedding is THIS WEEKEND. I wasn't able to rally enough for the post-dinner activities, but was really glad to at least be there for the first half. We'll see if I make it to the actual wedding or not. If it wasn't for my hip pain, I'd be hoping for an on-time or late delivery so that I could make it to the big day. As it stands, we'll just have to play it by ear. I've got my black mumu ready just in case.
I just got back from the doctor and thought I'd give a brief update.
My hip gets a little worse every day and the pain is really more than I ever imagined pregnancy could cause. At this point, I'm used to discomfort, but this pain is breaking my spirit a little. I had to start my maternity leave early because it just hurts too much to make it into the office. I started to panic a little yesterday, after two weeks of limping no further than to the car or bathroom, that maybe it would never get better. I brought Jeff with me to this Dr's appointment (he hasn't been attending the appointments for quite some time) to help me walk and also hear about "what's next" seeing as this was technically my last appointment before I'm past my due date. The doctor was great as usual and calmed me down about my hip. She said she's seen it before and immediately after delivery, I'll have a major amount of relief, and then within a month of birth, I should be all better. She checked me and I'd made a good amount of progress - I'm a "generous 3 centimeters" dilated and still 50% effaced. She stripped my membranes again, which was perhaps a touch more painful than when she did it on Friday, but at least it took less time. She then told us that she really thought I'd go into labor by the end of the weekend. Last Friday, she wasn't sure enough to make this declaration, so I'm hopeful that she's right and things get started really soon. She also scheduled me an appointment for Tuesday (my due date) and said that if I wasn't in labor by then, she'd like to check us in and break my water to get things started. So it would seem that regardless, we should have a baby within the next 6 days or so. For now, I may not update this blog daily, but I assume most of you reading will hear when there's something to report.