We went to our doctor's appointment this morning!--- well, let me back up.
My braxton hicks (contractions!) increased yesterday... to the point that I packed a hospital bag before going to bed. I didn't think it would happen... but it was the most likely it had felt so far. I figured I am probably dilated at least a little.
Back to the appointment---- all I must say is: 4 centimeters! That's right, doc said he could feel the baby's head. I haven't had as many contractions today, 4 or so over the last hour. Obviously there is no way to know whether this means I'll have them tonight or not for a few days, but either way, they are well on their way. He said if the contractions increase, I should go be monitored at the hospital, but I prefer not to go there until I know I'm having them.
I was hoping to make it through Saturday lunch (baby shower--- don't want all that planning to go to waste!). But we've been praying that these girls will be born at just the right time, and only God knows when that is. This actually would be the perfect weekend to have them: my parents and sister and husband will be here, Simon's parents will be here, and my parents will be here. I'd hate to make them come back in just 2 days after they'd all leave. :)
Oh, and in case you are worried about me not being far enough along--- the doctor had made my due date a little later at the beginning of the pregnancy. If I go by my original due date, I'm actually about 36 weeks pregnant (instead of 35). Just as long as the girls are healthy (and hopefully we don't have to put them in the nicu!).
We will most definitely keep you posted. Hmm---labor!?!?!?! I think I might get nervous soon...