i had a doctor’s appointment today and i’m 4 cm dilated already. she said it’s a great sign for having an unmedicated vaginal birth, as i’m hoping for. lately i’ve been trying to mentally prepare for the possibility of the baby being “late”, so it was exciting to hear that he will probably come soon, maybe in the next few days. i’m finding myself focusing and zoning in on his arrival now… relaxing, feeling positive, and getting little things done around the house in preparation. i’ve read my ina may gaskin and penny simkin books, researched natural births online for months… and now i want to stop reading and start focusing inward, and enjoy the exciting time. this blog has been superficially focused on textiles and baby products, a fun part of all this– but of course i’m much more excited about the little human being we’re bringing into the world, and all that will mean in our lives (although this blog will stay focused on textiles in the future!). i might not post again for a little while. thanks everyone for reading!