I saw my OB on Wednesday. Dr. S was out sick, so I saw Dr. I instead. He used the ultrasound to measure Michaela and my amniotic fluid. My fluid levels are very good, but he said that also contributes to me feeling uncomfortable. As for Michaela, by his calculations she's already eight pounds.
He checked my cervix and said that I'm only 1 cm dilated, and 30% effaced. Therefore, stripping my membranes was not really an option. Perhaps next week will be different.
When I was being monitored on Monday, I showed three strong (although I couldn't feel them) contractions that lasted quite a while. But, when I went back on Thursday, I only had one and it wasn't anywhere as strong or long as Monday's had been.
I know I'm in the homestretch, but I am desperate to have this baby. I sure hope next week is the week!