(see post below as to why I was bummed out today)
I went out for dinner with my mom tonight (Ryan has Tuesday night classes)- so Maeve and I go out to the studio around 5 or so and then we eat w/ my mom during her 2 hour break. Today, my midwife, Laura was out there... she asked how my appt. went today with the doctor and I told her. She said that she would happily strip my membranes at 38 weeks... I can't tell you how big my smile got! I know that its not a FOR SURE thing. But I'd really like to avoid induction so there's this glimmer of hope that at 38 weeks I potentially COULD go into labor. She gave me specific instructions on what to combine with the stripping of the membranes... a long walk...an *intimate* session w/ the husband (haha... I don't think that will happen at 38 weeks). In the meantime I'm chowing down on as much pineapple as I can find (apparently it has something in it that ripens your cervix?) and walking like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully in a couple of weeks my cervix will look GREAT for a membrane strip! :) Any other tips on ripening up that cervix???