At some point the cervix will move forward. Many times in my experience, (I have short fingers) I have a hard time finding someone's cervix. It depends upon a woman's individual anatomy, the baby's position, and the consistency of the cervix.
Frequent intercourse (like every couple of days or so), red raspberry leaf tea, and evening primrose oil (both orally, and inserted vaginally at night) starting week 36 can help the cervix soften and move forward. Getting on your hands and knees and doing pelvic rocks will help get the baby in a good position. If your baby is in a good position, squats during labor will help.
Have you ever had cervical surgery? Cyrotherapy, biopsy, LEEP, etc? These can leave scar tissue on the cervix; usually it results in the cervix getting "stuck" for quite some time (I experienced this myself, being stuck at 5 cm for over 18 hours) before the scar tissue gives.
Every woman's cervix is pointing backwards; at some point late in pregnancy or in labor it moves to the forward position, usually early in labor. Your first vaginal birth sounds fairly normal; this one probably won't be nearly as long. Remember, it was the first time your body had done this; but the pathway has been forged! Keep you bag of water intact for as long as possible, think good thoughts (envision your cervix moving forward and opening....as corny as this sounds (I am not much of a fan of this sort of thing personally) I have seen it work time and time again in labor), and have a great birth!