Halleluia, it's time!
It's 8am and I've been up since 2:30 with contractions coming about five minutes apart. J and my mom are taking turns keeping me fed, hydrated, and comfortable. We'll head to the birth center when things speed up a little, but for now we're home and this pace is manageable and everything feels fine.
I'm so relieved that this is it at last, the waiting is over. (Has it only been a week we've waited?)
Now the real work begins...