how are you doing today blue spiral?
i can totally empathize with you, i went overdue with both my girls, and it was emotionally draining. i was very fortunate to have easy pregnancies, so physically it was ok, but i was always so anxious to hold them. are you doing kick counts? i found those very reassuring throughout my pregnancies.
have you decided about seeing the midwife for a check for yourself? i thought they had a simple test to check if fluid was amniotic or not (not that i ever needed it, my water never broke!). she might also be able to help you assess baby's position. i was a faithful devotee to spinning babies with both my pregnancies, and if your baby's position is less than ideal, it might be preventing him from dropping. just a thought!
i tried all the natural remedies to induce labor with both my girls, and nothing worked for me. frustrating! well, i didn't try castor oil, i was afraid it could make them pass meconium, but everything else. i remember getting chinese food and eating the red peppers whole. i was desperate! save yourself the heartburn, it doesn't work!