I was 37 weeks yesterday, and my last birth was at 37.5 weeks. So, I'm feeling a little jumpy. My mom thinks it will be today, but hey I'm running out of hours! I would so love to give birth anytime, and I really don't want to miss a moment since this will be my last. I keep having dreams/day dreams of feeling the head move down painlessly after not feeling my cervix dilating at all. I'm 2-3cms and ~80% effaced now with the head pretty far down there engaged-wise. So, it's getting exciting most definitely. I'm trying to stay very open to the possibility that I could still have 3-5 weeks ahead of me, but every time I even attempt to remind myself of that something inside says "no way!". I'm relieved that I've passed the conventional "pre-term" line and I know that the baby is a good size now for thriving on the outside. I can feel my pelvic bones opening and spreading too. Last time I remember feeling a distinctive painless dilation that was something like an internal yawn, but I'm still waiting for that. I've been 2-3cms for some time now. Of course it's only me doing the cervical checks, there's no reason to have anyone else poking around inside me IMO, so I could be off a bit on my dilation. But I'd say one would definitely call me "ripe" rather than having a long, hard, closed cervix.
Really looking forward to the birthing process and getting to see this LO sometime soon.