... perhaps this baby is going to try to come early after all. After having one over-due baby and another very over-due baby, I had no thoughts of delivering on my due date with this baby but, I started having contractions the other day and had to go into the maternal assessment ward at our hosipital to be monitored. I was indeed having contractions, they weren't doing anything to my cervix, thank goodnes, it was still long and closed up tight but they told me to stay in bed the rest of the day and i can have no sex (not that we're having much anyway right now) until my next app. on the 18th where they will check my cervix again. I cannot be on my feet more than a hour without getting contractions and my midwife thinks that it's b/c it's my third baby, the baby is very low b/c my muscles just aren't holding my uterus up like they could before, and baby is starting to put pressure on things down there (which totally explains the uncomfiness i've been having). anywho, i'm very swollen (TMI warning) down there, she said this is normal when carrying a baby as low as i am and with all that extra blood flow during pregnancy and to just to keep my feet up as much as possible. i also cannot laugh, sneeze, or cough without peeing myself-- now that sucks! she warned me when i first got pregnant and was laughing about not delivering on my due date not to laugh, that this baby may come as early as 3 weeks early... i'm definately not laughing now. i want my baby to bake, at this point, these contractions have me so stressed out that i'd carry my baby until september if i was assured i wouldn't get a preemie!!! say a prayer that these contractions go away (i'm gonna be doing my part and staying off my feet AMAP), my cervix stays closed, and baby bakes away until he is ready to be born. thanks ladies!!!