Yes, we successfully made it through another Dr's appointment. Fortunately, they called me back when they did, because I had given them 10 more minutes before I was leaving. I think it is safe to say I inherited my father's impatience for waiting at Dr's offices. I mean, don't you think waiting for an appointment for 45 minutes is quite ridiculous...esp when you are only in there for 5 minutes! ARG! We have had some random progress...TMI alert, the loosing of the mucus plug, but still not much in the way of contractions or dilation. I am 'open and soft', i.e. no real progress. We have another appointment scheduled for next Wed, but we (dr included) are all hoping that she makes her appearance sometime this long weekend. But truly, when has the baby ever done anything I've wanted her to do! So we will be doing a lot of walking, drinking tea, eating spicy foods and probably one more thing that I won't mention out of respect for my Mom!
Yesterday was a pretty nice day. The co-workers threw me a surprise ice cream 'shower'. They gave me a very generous American Express gift card, with the express intent that I use it on myself. I knew we were going for ice cream, and they yelled surprise, with the hope that it would start labor, but no luck! My co-worker & wife also gave us a little bib & hat that say 'little firecracker'. So cute, but I am not convinced that she will be here before the 4th. But, as they said, she doesn't have to be born on the 4th to be a firecracker. At this point, I would have to agree!