We had our last doctor appointment today. It's strange to think that it will be our final time going to that office. Also, it was the last time I will be asked to pee in a cup (which I've gotten really good at), have my blood pressure checked, and appreciate the fact that I have a husband who is able to hold my hand and come with me to each visit. Today we met with Dr. Hamm. She checked me out, and I progressed. I went from 1/2 cm dilated to a whole 1 cm. I was so disappointed. She then told us that if I don't go into labor on my own soon, I will have to be induced. Dr. Hamm pulled out the schedule of the doctor's that work in that practice for next week so I could see when I would want to have the induction scheduled for. I thought it was pretty strange to have this power to choose when Jack could possibly be born. We ended up deciding on December 1st, since it was a solid week out and it was also a time when the hospital had an opening. It's set for 10PM. Ay-a-yay, that means I will be in labor all throughout the night...roughly 24-36 hours! Whew! I really can't wait though. That means it's the latest I will have to wait in order for me to go through it all, to finally experience child birth, and to meet my little miracle that I've been carrying around for the past 10 months. After the appointment we did had to get one last ultrasound done to make sure that everything was okay for us to wait it out another week. They checked his movements, size, fluid level, etc. Since he has gotten so big (a nice and solid 7lbs 11oz), it was difficult to get a good look at him. His little feet and toes are the cutest things I've ever seen though, I can't wait to see how much more cute they'll be in real life.
So, only time will tell how this journey will all unfold. I may have lost faith in the old wives tales, but I am staying as positive as possible to think that he will come on his own before December 1st. No matter what, I have trust that all will go well and we will be holding Jack in our arms soon.