Oh, Joanie! I'm so sorry that you went through all that and it didn't manifest into the real deal. BUT, I'm SURE you got a ton of early work done. If you can only focus on one positive, let it be that! When active labor hits, it'll go much faster than it would have if you hadn't had all this prodromal labor. Thinking about a sweep soon?
And J is right, and I know it probably sounds annoying right now... but really try to enjoy being just the two of you and your free time. Free time will be a thing of the past soon enough. Revel, revel, revel as best you can and smile when you get a contraction knowing that you're getting work done, but can still do whatever you want (go out to eat, go to a movie, read books, see friends, get some holiday shopping done, etc.)
J, NOOOOOOOO!!! You were not supposed to get sick!! So not fair!!! I'm so sorry!