I had my 38 week OB check up today.
Everything looks good! My blood pressure was up a bit, and I'm extremely swollen, but it's been really humid and hot today. I'm not worried about it, and just hope it goes down quickly once Baby Girl is here.
The doctor checked me and my cervix is closed, but starting to efface. The better news is that her head is firmly engaged in the birth canal and is pressing on the cervix. He said that is actually a better indication that labor/delivery are near since in women who have had prior pregnancies the cervix doesn't even have to thin all the way before it dilates, and it usually goes quickly once it starts.
I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions every 3-5 minutes for a couple of days now, so I'm really, really hoping she comes this weekend, or on the full moon Monday. ;-) I'm currently drinking red raspberry leaf tea, in hopes that it'll help the contractions get stronger and progress to the real thing.
The baby is also back in a good position. I can totally tell when she is facing the wrong way because my back absolutely KILLS me. And when she is in the right position there is little to no pain. So I'm praying she stays where she is until she comes out!
All in all I'm doing very well. Not too uncomfortable and everything is ready for her to make her grand appearance!
Hopefully you'll have sweet baby pictures to look at soon! :-D