Rainbownurse, my experience is exactly the same! Everything that's supposed to star/intensify/strengthen contractions causes mine to stop so I gave up. My plan is to sit on my butt and eat ice cream after DD let's me leave her bed lol
Cynthiamoon, I plan to get another cervical check/stretch n sweep tomorrow (39w 5d) in the hopes of starting something but also to be in the know. For instance if I'm only 1-2 cm then I'll be more leisurely about getting to the hospital once that unmistakable "I'm in labour" feeling hits then if I'm walking around being 4 cm. I'm not expecting a miracle one hour labour but my induction with an epi was 14 hours the first time around so my body seems to go at a decent clip. There's certainly a chance this could be fast n furious and I don't want to be crowning in the car or have some on call dr deliver me because my lovely MW simply cant get there in time.
Sitting on my butt eating ice cream is exactly what I did in the end. My butt didn't need it but I think it saved my family from certain doom by crabby pregnant lady.