Thanks so much for everyone's responses. Gray's Mommy, yeah, I *wish*! I am pretty sure I'm just not that type...But thanks, good point, I will time some.
I'm still having contractions, they are shorter and less frequent, and less painful.
I'm getting the last minute packing and things done, doing that last load of laundry and dishes, just in case. If we have to take stuff back out of the bag or whatever, fine.
With my first I lost mucus plug, a few days later my water broke, then I had 5 days of prodromal labor and then finally just gave up and transferred for a c-section.
This time, the irregular contractions feel discouragingly familiar but my water hasn't broken [knock on wood]. I'm afraid of days of unproductive pain -which is why I'd love to see some goo come out.
But it's very reassuring to hear that it's not really necessary - thanks everyone. Once I finish my last minute stuff I think I'll go pray and listen to Hypnobabies.
PS I have more frequent and more painful contrax when I lay down...anyone have any ideas why that is?