I usually don't talk about my innards on the innard-net, but it's really all that's on my mind right now.
I just spent 36 hours having contractions every 4 minutes in the labor and delivery unit at a hospital one hour from my home. (Thank you, Lindsey, for talking good care of all of our children!) I am dilated to 4 cm and the doctor advised me to stay in the hospital until I deliver because this is considered "active labor". I told him that I had obligations at home, but I would be very lazy and order my family to do my bidding. He agreed that I could rest at home, so here I am waiting.
If I can stall for one more week, it is likely that the baby won't have to be in the NICU at all. So, I am keeping my legs crossed and I absolutely appreciate all prayers and well wishes.