So today I had an ultrasound to make sure Baby was still doing good in there and had enough amniotic fluid. They said she was doing great. We got to see her face really clearly. She was sucking on her fist and it was so cute. :) They told us she was approximately 8 pounds 15 ounces now! But they can be a little off with that, so we'll see.
Next we headed to the birth center. I got a check up, everything looked good. I was still only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced though, which was no change from a week ago at my last check up. That was a little disappointing but they told me I could get a cervical gel applied today that would help soften my cervix and hopefully make me dilate more. I said yes! Then I got a non stress test and was told the baby wasn't having enough heart rate accelerations. I could feel her kicking so I wasn't too worried, I knew she was probably fine. But they wanted me to go to the hospital for an hour of monitoring so I went, just to be on the safe side.
So then we went to the hospital. I got the monitoring and they said she was absolutely fine. I got checked and I had dilated to 2cm and was 75% effaced, so that was a bit encouraging. :) I also got the cervical stuff applied. Finally, after a full day out getting all kinds of tests, we headed home. On the way, we stopped at Whole Foods, and I started getting contractions. I got home about an hour ago and tried to get some rest but they were too painful. They're 3 to 4 minutes apart now. I'm beginning to think this might be the night! Now I'm just waiting to see if they stop, or get closer and stronger. Wish me luck! :)