because I am amazing. Actually, I didn't have much to do with this--consciously, at least. But here is the great news: I AM DILATED TO A 1!! Now, this doesn't matter in the long run since I'm having a C-section, but nonetheless, I am thrilled. This is the most I have ever dilated in my life without being pumped full of pitocin. And maybe--just maybe--Leighton will decide that July 6th is too long to wait, and he'll start doing his thing to put me into labor. Dare I hope? No. I'll just be happy with the fact that I'm delivering 6 days early, with an added bonus of being dilated. All by myself. I'm a big girl now!