Only 3 days until my due date, and Baby W is still happily in my belly with no signs of labor impending. When I saw my OB last Thursday, she stripped my membrane (which I don't recommend at 39 weeks!). I was barely a fingertip dilated, so used a speculum and a swab to force through my cervix and remove some of the mucus plug (TMI, I know!). She said she had done this on a woman a couple of days before and she had her baby within 48 hours. No such luck for me. It was an uncomfortable procedure and for the next day, my bladder was really irritated, felt like I was getting a UTI. I don't think I will go for that again unless my cervix is really looking ripe. The membrane sweep got my braxton hicks going good, but after 48 hours, everything just went back to normal.
Yesterday, I did 2 hours of squatting and weeding in the community garden (was sore today!), went on a walk and went to prental yoga. Doing everything I can to bring this baby down. My mom and sister were in town, so they were hoping I would go into labor this weekend. My next appt is Friday, so it will be interesting to see if I have made any progress. My doctor says she will probably induce me at 41 weeks. I want to avoid induction, so just praying that he decides to come out before then!