So Carlene checked the heart rate (still in the 120s....boy?!?!?!) and measured me (a little small at 34, but not out of the realm of normal). She felt for the baby's position, and he/she's still head down and ANTERIOR! YAY!!! Then she made a comment about exactly HOW LOW that head was...and randomly asked if I minded if she do an internal. Of course, I was curious, so I told her to go ahead. Big news:
At 36 weeks, the baby's head is already fully engaged (i.e. locked in the pelvis), I'm 50% effaced and almost 2 cm dilated! Wowwwwwww...I was so surprised. Now, I KNOW this might not mean anything, and I could stay this way for weeks, but....Carlene said she would be very, very surprised if I made it to my due date....38 weeks might be more realistic. Yowza.