I am officially due the 13th, but at my appointment today my OB said to "make your appointment for next week, but I don't think we're going to need it." She said that I'm 2/3 effaced and dilated to 2 cm...for those of you out there who don't know what this means, I'll let you look it up and spare you all the definition in this post.
It's crazy to think that (in all likelihood) Tom and I will be parents in less than a week. Of course, we already consider ourselves parents, and have since the day we knew we had conceived, but it's *almost* official now. :) At this point, I'm still feeling good, but definitely ready to have this baby.
Thank you all for your prayers and support; keep 'em up! Our Lady is going to get us through this delivery, I'm sure. Please ask St. Gerard for his intercession for a healthy delivery. Here is a beautiful prayer:
O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted Child of the Mother of God: enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love. O glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of baptism through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We'll update you all as soon as we have more exciting news!