so from this point out, i will be seeing the doctor weekly until i deliver. i actually saw the nurse practitioner today instead of my doctor but i really like her so i didn't mind. they went ahead and checked me today because of all the cramping i've been having. i haven't made any progress since my L&D trip so they do not think what i am experiencing is true "preterm labor" but it is obvious that my body is practicing. this pain and cramping will more than likely last until i go into labor. it may actually get worse as her arrival gets closer. all in all, it just looks like i am one of the lucky women who cramp and contract for weeks prior to delivery. i am thinning out but i am not actually dilating so for now it looks like my body is holding her in. they don't think i'll deliver before term but they can't promise that i won't. its all a waiting game now to see what my body will do. i'll be thirty-five weeks tomorrow so i'm just two weeks away from term and five weeks away from my due date.