I am 40 weeks pregnant and loving it! Actually, more like "get this baby out of me!" I saw my doctor this morning and nothing has changed. Still about 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated. However, the baby is definitely engaged. This means that the head is sitting nice and low. If you could see my belly right now you'll notice it has totally changed shape. My belly is sitting extremely low and wide because of baby's positioning. This is good and a great start to hopefully a great weekend. Dr. Lipinski is thinking it should happen naturally, probably later in the week. Keep your fingers crossed for me and pray when you go to church on Ash Wednesday.
Just in case, I have another appointment in one week, March 3. In the morning she will check me out and then have me induced around 8pm on Tuesday night, thus having baby next Wednesday. I hope it doesn't come to that, but I guess I can wait one more week. The worst part of waiting is the sitting around. My last day of work was yesterday so now, Griffin and I walk at home and watch a lot of TV. The house is clean and shelves are stocked. I also know that I need to rest and reserve my energy.
As the old wives say, maybe the change in pressure we are expecting on Thursday will give me that push I need to start labor!