I went in for my scheduled appointment. I've been going by that I am 37 weeks 4 days today, because that is what they were going by at the Dr. I've been going to. They scheduled me early, but I didn't mind, since it was supposed to be my 38 week appointment. I went to a different "doctor" (technically another nurse practitioner, but at the clinic where Labor and Delivery is.... Confusing story, but I had to be seen at one base, but they only do delivery at another base... I asked if it was possible to have an appointment at the base that I'm actually delivering at so I could get to know the area better... so OB/GYN is on the 1st floor and Labor and Delivery is on the 5th floor... ok, unnecessary description.. moving on!) Anyway, finally saw someone that I liked and trusted what she was telling me! Sad that I just found it... oh the joys of hit or miss with military medical... But she thinks that my due date should be calculated as the 19th NOT the 23rd, so I'm technically already 38 weeks! That made me very happy!!! Plus, I asked her to do a check to see if I was making any progress because my Braxton hicks were getting a bit more intense and am thinking they are starting to be real contractions, but I wanted to know if there was any progress to see if I need to get my parents to get there tickets switched to get here sooner!! (we live in TX, they live in MN) I didn't think I'd be anything, like I was several weeks ago when I went to the ER for bleeding and it ended up being vagenosis... Anyway, I was very surprised to hear I am already 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced! It took me 3 days to get to that stage with my son, while having active labor contractions... longest labor EVER with my son...) So, although this could still mean I cook baby boy for another 3 weeks, it does give me hope that my labor WILL be a bit easier than with my son! The NP did say, she'd be surprised if I lasted that long... though also made it very clear that her guess is just as good as a guess... so don't hold my breath on her words! HAAHA!! I will be happy whenever he come, just hoping my parents will be able to be here AND that labor will in fact be easier this go round!! Sorry for the VERY long, VERY unimportant ramblings.. I just HAD To share them with someone since my husband is in an Op and I won't be able to talk with him for a long while!! Thanks for listening!!