Well, I may be joining the "Grandma's Club" a few weeks earlier than planned! My daughters due date is May 20th, five weeks from yesterday. She went to the doctor yesterday and the doctor was checking her charts trying to figure out if she could have possibly miscalculated on the dates - her doctor said this baby appears darned near ready to go and she's already starting to dilate! She said not to be surprised if he makes his entrance a week or even two weeks before schedule. So she went back to work after her appointment. and after a while her lower back started hurting, a constant, steady ache! She called her husband and he picked her up and took her back to the OB's office. By that time her regular doctor was already gone but one of the others checked her. They hooked her up to a monitor and, even though she wasn't feeling it that way, it showed that she was having regular contractions, seven minutes apart! And this doctor said she was 3 to 4 cm dilated! The contractions finally stopped and they sent her home, but told her to make sure her bag is packed! She could walk around like this for another month, but chances are that he will come pretty soon - I have a feeling she won't make it another week! There's really no way she could have miscalculated on the dates. They had been seeing a fertility speciaist so she was doing temp charts and keeping very close track of everything. They found that her tubes were both completely blocked and she had surgery to open one side, then she became pregnant with her very next cycle. So there's not much room there for "miscalculation" - he'll just be early. A little scary but they don't seem to worried about him being a few weeks early. He's a big, strong, healthy, active boy and he should do fine. That doesn't stop "Grandma" from worrying though! Stay tuned ... I'll keep you posted!