Just had my 36 week check up and the MW asked if I wanted an internal exam, since she was doing my GBS test anyway. Being a glutton for punishment and an information junkie, I said OK. She was very gentle, of course, but said my cervix was "right there" and felt soft like butter and baby's head was engaged. 50% effaced, 2cm, 0 station. Exciting! But, it means nothing really, right? I am 36.2 today, and I wouldn't mind going a bit early (though not, of course, before the baby is ready). Can I at least hope that I won't go much over 40 weeks (fingers crossed)?