First time mom. Wasn't due until Jan 3rd.Went to work on Dec 22nd (I was 38 weeks) and was having some cramps that started about 7:00 am. Didn't realize they were contractions. Eventually everyone at work told me to call the Dr and they told me to go to ER to get checked. And I was 4 cm dilated ( this is at 10 am). Imagine my surprise!! I started pushing at 2:40 pm and she was born at 4:07 pm. Wow!! No epidural and no pain meds. And she was worth every second. So excited!!