1. Internal exam today at my doctor's appointment. I am "a good 2 cm dilated" and "thinning." I made my next appointment for Monday but she said she truly didn't expect us to make it that long and her guess would actually be that we'll have a baby by the weekend.
2. Spotting and signs of losing my MP (I'm sorry, I just can't use that term either) this morning, both of which increased after today's internal.
3. I had about an hour of very strong, very regular contractions (every 8 minutes) during the night last night, but they gradually tapered off into the early morning and were nearly gone altogether by my appointment today. As of this afternoon and evening, the strong ones seem to be back in town. I haven't had a chance to time them yet but my sense is that they are currently about 10-15 minutes apart. I hope I'm able to get some sleep tonight.
And that's all. As I said, trying not to jinx myself here. I'll post more as soon as there is more to post. In the meantime, thank you SO much for all of your comments. Knowing all of you are out there cheering us along helps a lot, cheesy though that sounds.
*In case you can't figure out where I'm going here, the word starts with a p and rhymes with shmogress and I'm refusing to claim it because I'm tired of prematurely declaring things underway. :-)