I had my MW appointment yesterday. Baby is in the perfect position, right down the middle of my uterus and anterior. She's actually dropped lower, so there are times in the evening when I feel the bowling ball between the legs feelings some ladies describe. It doesn't seem to bother me as much early on in the morning though. I have no more mucous plug (and haven't for about 3-4 days now) and I have plenty of painful real contractions daily, but without any sort of consistency.
I am NOT currently: drinking RRL tea (am I the only one who hates tea?!), eating pineapple (love the stuff too much to want to burn out on it), eating eggplant parm (ugh, eggplant), eating mac & cheese with A-1 (fine separately, but together, ick!), or having sex (my husband has a round belly and so do I. There is no position I could even see myself getting comfortable in, let alone enjoying the expense of energy. Lazy!). I walk the dog about a mile a day already, so I'm not hoofing it any more in case I need that extra energy for labor.
Not that all the above things aren't great for people to try. I just appear to be very crabby and stubborn about trying any of it myself! :)
I am trying to remember like FinnegansMom said, that labor beginning is hormonal. I've considered grabbing some black/blue cohosh at the natural market after work, but I always make excuses on why I'm not down there buying the silly stuff.