went to the doctor yesterday. nothing has changed, just as i expected. he did say that he felt my bag of waters "bulging", which to me sounds hopeful. oh yes, and i actually lost 2 lbs! i know it's common for women to lose a few pounds in the last weeks before delivery, but i thought for sure that with christmas and all i had gained another 5. after the doctor checked me, though (and if you're squeamish, stop reading this now) i stood up and felt a warm gush down my legs. my first thought was "my water broke!" but when i looked down, all i saw was bright red blood. i flagged down a nurse who got the doctor back in pronto and he told me that it was most likely just a broken cappiliary (i think) from him checking my cervix. the blood was not watery at all, so he said it wasn't my water breaking. rats. the blood kinda freaked me out, but it stopped soon after. that's the first time i've ever heard of that happening! all evening long, i really felt like i was on the edge of my seat..like it could and would happen at any moment. josh had a few buddies over for poker night, so i holed up in my bedroom with christmas candy, a good book and season 2 of project runway on dvd. fell asleep at midnight. no contractions, no water breaking, nothing.
looks like he may hold out to be a january baby after all!