It's a well established fact of life that the last few weeks of your pregnancy will drag on, seemingly with no end in sight. You're carrying a full size baby, you're swollen, tired, and have to pee every 37 seconds — it's only normal to want to get this show on the road. Luckily, you're not going to be waiting forever. There are plenty of early signs of labor to keep an eye out for to encourage you that the end is indeed in sight.
Once you're passed the "full term" mark (37 weeks, in most cases,) you can expect your labor to slowly begin. More often than not, labor happens in small increments, not all at once in a big, dramatic rush. In the last few weeks, you'll notice small changes to your body that will hint that your baby is getting ready to make their grand appearance.
Although it's hard to do anything except sit and daydream about the day you'll finally be able to see your toes again, the last weeks of pregnancy can be just as exciting as the other nine months if you let it. Keep an eye out for these tell-tale signs and before you know it your baby will be here.