i went to see the sonographer today for my 39 week check up. she told me last week that if my cervix was ready she would give me a sweep. i was convinced today it would be ready because for weeks i have been having on/off contractions, lost some of my plug and the baby is well engaged. unfortunatley my cervix has softened but is still closed. so she couldnt do the sweep. i was gutted!! im now thinking this baby is never going to come. its my first baby and i know that makes a difference but i keep thinking that i am in for a long wait. can it change over night? can i suddenly go into labour even though at present it looks as though nothing is happening? is there any hope??