So I went for a check up today being almost 36 weeks. Surprisingly i was 3 cm dialated and he said "effaced a lot"- whatever that means. But, i am not getting my hopes up b/c it was like that with Nathan for about 2-3 weeks before. He did say that if I didn't have the baby by 38 weeks he would recommend breaking my water. I have been having contractions for a while- so maybe they will start to get serious. He doesn't want me traveling- so i am trying to decide if i still want to make some last trips. Thanks for your interest. I will keep you posted!