I had my 40 week appt yesterday: LO was very low and I was 3 cm dilated and continuing to thin. My OB didn't strip my membranes but did put his fingers inside the uterus and stretch. It wasn't pleasant but not really painful and he said I might be sore and have some spotting, which turned out to be true.
I had a very restless night with tummy pains, up and down, up and down to pee 50 times. Around 5:30 a.m. I realized the pain wasn't constant but would come and go. D'oh! I started timing just after 6:00 and they were about 15 mins. Now they are 8-10 mins apart but only about 30 secs long, so we could be at this all day...who knows?! We want to labor at home as long as possible. My massage therapist/reflexologist friend is coming over after she leaves work today to work my pressure points and hopefully get things going stronger.
Hopefully that old moon hasn't let me down! I'll keep you posted!