|Courtesy of my Mom friends.
One interesting tidbit from my midwife, however, is that apparently I'm a ticking bomb! After getting an exam, the question, "And you live how far from the hospital?" is a little unnerving! Not only is this little girl in a low, ready to go position, but I'm nearly 4cm dilated and almost completely effaced. This baby girl is trying to plan a ninja sneak attack escape. Apparently, the few random contractions I've had are doing a lot of work.
Normally, before calling your doctor or going to labor and delivery, you're supposed to wait until your contractions are five minutes apart, lasting one minute each, for one hour (5-1-1 rule). My midwife wants me to go in after 30 minutes just in case this baby is in as much of a rush as she seems.
The anxiety causing part of this is that I could easily walk around for 2+ weeks like this. It's crazy, but true; dilation and effacement aren't good indicators of impending labor unless you're actually having contractions, which I'm not. BUT once they start, this should apparently be a quick show.
Let baby watch 2013 begin...