I've been doing some research on moving this thing along. Like I had mentioned in a previous entry, my doctor recommended walking and lots of sex. I learned that the swaying of the hips helps open the pelvis floor a bit and helps the baby move down. So, Monday I spent about 20 mintues on the treadmill and decided to also try out the stair climber for 15 minutes. I felt like I got a great workout in and had made some progress. Yesterday, I didn't make it to the gym because I decided to get my nails done one last time before the big day. My nail gal told me that I should do squats. Well, that makes sense. When I got home, I moved from the couch in a sitting position to the floor in a squating position. When Mike wasn't in the room to see, I would squat down, hang onto the couch to balance, and bounce a bit. I didn't want him to have to see that awful site. I had read last night that eating spicy food or pineapple was good, too. Well, we didn't have any spicy food, but we happened to have some freshly sliced pineapple that Mike bought a few days ago. How often does one buy pineapple? Weird. Anyway, I ate some and continued my squating throughout the night. Well, I didn't get much sleep because I had Braxton Hicks contractions ALL NIGHT LONG. I would get them pretty much every 10 minutes. They don't hurt as much as they are just irritating.
We had our doctor's appointment this morning and as soon as my doctor began to measure my belly she noted that the head had clearly moved down quite a bit. Last week Farrah was just at the beginning stages of dropping, sitting at a -3. Now, she was sitting at a +2 and she needs to be at a +4 to come out! Yay! We're almost there. The doctor also said she could strip my membranes next week if nothing has happened, yet to help move things along some more. I'm glad she used the word "strip" instead of "scrape" like other doctors. Anyway, there is my latest update on the final days of this pregnancy. Go, Farrah, go!