Just got back from my Doctor's appointment, and much to my surprise, I'm actually dilated to a 1. For those of you who have early babies (or have actually started labor on your own) this might not sound like much. But for me, who never made it to a 1 on my own with Lee, and was at a 1 at 39 weeks with Annalisa, a 1 is BIG progress!
Right now I'm feeling like, "run that by me again? You mean I'm going to have a baby?" Please don't think I'm crazy. I have been mentally prepping myself for two and a half years to NOT go into labor on my own. I still don't think I will. But just the idea that I have progressed this much, this early, is completely shocking.
I suppose I'd better get things ready now, like cleaning and installing the carseat and getting the baby's room ready. Maybe I'll even think about packing a hospital bag. Never been a necessity before; and I was so disappointed when I didn't start labor on my own with Annalisa, that I don't want to set myself up for depression and anxiety. So I'm still going to take it easy. Nobody is on high alert yet. I think I still have a solid 4 weeks of pregnancy left.
Yes Lisa, don't read much into this 1 of yours. The baby will come at the right time. Now is not that time. Instead, now is the time to get a few more things ready. ;)