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It's probably not time yet, but just as a heads up, your cervix can go from closed up tight to full on labor in a few hours. I've known several people that has happened to. You don't necessarily dilate over days or weeks.
Like everyone else said, it's just your body's way of gearing up for the big day. I've been having that cramping feeling almost daily for about 2 weeks.
And, just to second what another poster said, with my first baby I was closed up tight at my checkup at 38w4d and she was born 2 days later. In all honesty, cervical dilation and effacement mean absolutely nothing until you are actually in labor.
I have felt this way for weeks and weeks. It has increased in the last few so I am hoping that means labor is closer because I am definitely ready to have this baby!
With my 2nd I was not dilated at a checkup and a few days later I was at a 4 and in full active labor. With this one I have been at about a 1 to 3cm (depending on who puts their hand up there, lol. Going to ask my doc at my apt tomorrow why such a big discrepancy between him and another doctor) and that has been for two weeks now.