i went to the doctor again yesterday (i'm going once a week now) and the doctor checked out my progress. she said i'm between 2 to 3 cm dilated, 50 % effaced, and the baby's head is at -2 (which is about as low as you can get without actually coming out for a visit). the doctor was actually touching my son's head yesterday. they still don't expect me to go too early since rachel was late, but i'm all for getting as much as this done as possible before actual labor pains!
i've been pretty bad about getting set up for this little man, but i've been trying to put forth a better effort the past couple days. the fact that i'll potentially have a brand new baby to hold any day now seems much more real now that rachel's old baby swing is all set up in our den, ready to rock 24/7 if the need arises. (i could NOT have survived rachel's newbornhood without this wonderful wonderful swing!) he's really coming!