Quoting Reise's Mommy:" Hahaha my mom keeps saying I'm gonna go "any time now" because I'm just soooo big apparently lol. I ... [snip!] ... I'm dilated it's just going to get my hopes up that I'll go early, though and I know I won't haha. How are you doing so far??"
Did you go early with you other baby? My first daughter was born at 36w6d and my son was born at 35w4d. My CNM didn't check my cervix until Monday morning. I was 2cm and 50% effaced but my cervix was still firm. She wanted me to start inserting evening primrose oil capsules at night to start softening, but I didn't get the chance! The funny thing was I told people that I didn't want to go all the way to 40 weeks but 38 would be good. Since my water broke at 38w1d I think I will count myself lucky.
Anyway, I didn't have a chance to update anything while I was in the hospital but Sara Faith was born at 5:47am weighing 7lb4oz and 20 1/4 inches long. I labored at home from 10pm to about 12:30am and got to my room and was checked at 1:20am. I was at 6 then and by a little before 2:00am I was at 8. I was pushing by 2:15 with no epidural since I was going so fast. However after almost 2 hours of pushing in every position they had the on-call doctor come in. She decided that Sara was looking sideways. They gave me an epidural and let me rest and try to let some of the swelling go down. About an hour later they came in and let me push about 20 minutes and then gave me the option of trying the vacuum before going to a C-section. She said they could try unless the vacuum popped off 3 times. After that it would be considered a failed attempt and they would do the section. It popped off the first time but worked either the next time or the one after. Can't remember. Anyway, she finally arrived and I have a lot of stitches but she is worth it. Her bruising from the vacuum is pretty much gone.
I hope that your labor and delivery go nice and smooth and easy!