I went to the doctor on Wednesday and was disappointed. I was 1.5cm dilated and 30-40% effaced...so not really even favorable for induction if I chose to go that route. He told me to come in today (Friday) to be checked again and to schedule a non stress test for Monday in case Lilah chose to stay put a bit longer. I was looking forward to Jeremy being able to take today off, so I scheduled my appointment for today and went along my merry way. Well, Jeremy couldn't get today off (God forbid I should actually go into labor!), so I was going to cancel my appointment because, after all, what is the point of having yet another appointment with 4 children in tow for the doctor to tell me that nothing has changed?!?!
Well, last night I had quite a few contractions. They had no pattern to them, but they were fairly long, stronger than they had been...but still not really anything to write home about. I thought, "you know...maybe they're actually doing SOMETHING. I think I'll go in." So today I packed the children into the car, went to my appointment and much to my surprise...I'm 3cm dilated and 60% effaced. So something is DEFINITELY going on. He was able to strip my membranes, which remains to be seen if that does anything, but hey...I'm willing to try almost anything! He said he would not be surprised if she was born this weekend--and he's on call, so this weekend would be fantastic.
I've been having contractions off and on all day, still no real pattern or anything, but I guess we'll just have to see how things go. At least I didn't leave the doctor's office feeling depressed again.