Koehn - I always have BH for months, with DD1 I always thought I was going into labor, last time I KNEW when I was in labor, this time I'm frustrated because I was having painful ctx that were very much like labor ctx, but turns out she was in a funky position, once she shifted they went away. Hey things can change in a heart beat! With my last DD I was a fingertip the week before, I knew I was in early labor when I went in for the following week's appt, she said I was at a one and expect for go for at least a few more days. I had her the next morning (with a little help from natural methods). Don't give up hope, surely you won't go that much longer!
kparker - I know it's a cruel irony that this is when you truly NEED sleep and there just no way that's going to happen :p I'm ready for this kid to be out, but at the same time I don't want an early bird, been there, done that, not fun.
sweet - HAHA It's frustrating isn't it? "Don't you think if we were having a baby I'd tell you?!?!" As if we're going to leave them out of the loop. I don't get it from DH, but friends and my mom ask. I figure they have to be doing something. Even if they aren't making great progress, at least like you said, you noticed you're clenching your jaw, so you can be prepared when labor starts to think about that and not do it. It's behavioral modification practice :p (I'm trying to find a silver lining here )
Hijynx - yes, days and even weeks. Some people get progress, some people don't. No telling which you are unless you opt to be checked.
In the end it's not that big of a deal. You'll forget the inconvenience of these last few weeks when you're holding you babe :) I had a few doozy ctx last night. I grabbed DH's hair at one point and pulled on it :p He didn't care for that. Nothing regular, nothing timeable, just random ctxs My body is obnoxious.