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Week 38/39
~ Where's Luke?

Well I was hoping I'd have some baby pictures to show everyone this week but little Luke is happy as a clam inside the womb still.

I had my 38 week doctor visit on Monday and she said I was 2.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced. She did a membrane scrub on me. That simple procedure has been known to bring on labor in many women but not me apparently. I had some soreness afterwards and a couple of days of spotting but nothing else. The braxon hicks contractions continue to get stronger but nothing painful or consistent to report. My next doctor appointment is not until Wednesday 10/20 and if Luke doesn't arrive this weekend I plan to call the doctor on Monday to see if I can schedule an induction appointment as my due date is Saturday 10/23.

Today has been a really good day even though Luke isn't ready to come out yet. We managed to finally close on that rental property refinance. Yeah!!! And today was my last day at work until February 7th when my leave is over. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders as I wrap up the day and 5PM approaches.

Now if only I can predict or set the time constraints for when I go into labor. Since we live at least 20 minutes from the hospital, without traffic, it would be great if I went into labor in the middle of the night or on the weekend. Make it so Luke.

This weekend we have no plans other than a soccer game for Ben. I'm trying not to commit to anything. But I figure if Luke doesn't show up by Monday I'm going for a pedicure and then maybe some laps around a mall in the hopes that gravity will prevail.

I can't imagine spending all next week pacing back and forth in the house, waiting for labor to start. I'm much too uncomfortable to stay in a pleasant mood all next week without Luke's arrival. I would be an impatient whiner at best and an angry ogre at the worst. Watch out! I'm sure I'll find plenty of nesting opportunities next week if I really am bored.

Until next week and the arrival of Ben's little brother!


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