...Which means no baby yet.
We went in this morning bags with bags packed ready to have a baby. I had felt some significant movement in my belly on Thursday and on Sunday, but I have/had no way of knowing what any of it meant. Yesterday I freaked out because we told everyone today...and what if he flipped? For some reason, last night I got over it and have kind of gone through the day thinking...what is meant to be is meant to be. God has a plan for this too.
When we got to the hospital they knew I had felt significant movement (because I told them when they called last night), so they made me change into my gown and then they got my midwife to do an ultrasound. Sure enough...head down. Yeaaah! We waited for the Dr. to confirm and he did. The midwife checked me (2 1/2 cm dilated and 70-80% effaced), told me it is very rare that they flip this late in pregnancy, and to be happy about it. Then they sent us home. I go in for another prenatal appointment on Friday.
John said about 10 times today "but I wanted a baby today":) I think we are a little bummed that it all happened this way (built up anticipation to a date...and we told so many people, and then he flipped...so now we wait for labor to kick in itself), but on the other hand I have been reading things about C-sections that kind of freak me out so having a vaginal delivery would be nice!
Thanks to everyone for all their well wishes and prayers via comments, texts and e-mails. I really felt loved today and will take those with me when he really decides to come. Ever since I have had a "due date" I have told people I think he will be late. Now I have no clue, but I still think he will be late. Many women are induced especially in their first pregnancy.
As for the shooting pain in my leg, it isn't near as bad today, but I can feel it once in a while. Now it is more obvious that baby's head is pressing up against a nerve which is creating the pain. I am also really tired. By 1:00 this afternoon with all the craziness of the morning, I could barely keep my eyes open and had John make a few phone calls for me so I could take a nap.
Now I have tons of time to do stuff...but what?:) I can do things to stimulate labor, or I can clean some more. Or maybe I will watch "The Bachelorette" and some other shows online:) I switched my countdown to reflect the due date again:)