I am in the very same situation (as you know!), except I'm not itching. I feel the very same way. Are you getting asked yet about inducing by friends and family? I know they don't know better, but I feel like they don't trust that my body will do what it's supposed to do, and then I start wondering if that ever happens...after being here for so long though, and talking to other women here i know that my body will do this and that it will happen. I really, really hope it's soon though. I am so ready. I have been experiencing prelabor for 3 weeks now and it is getting so, so, so old.
And I know that nothing will happen until my body is ready, she is ready, etc. But if my body is not ready, then why has it been acting like it's ready for 3 weeks? Why is she so low? Why is my cervix so ready? Why do I keep contracting but they don't turn into anything "real"? I know that my body is working slowly to get ready, and that 3 cm is progress, and 80% effaced (just like you!) is progress, but I don't care anymore--if it doesn't put a baby in my arms, then I just wish it would stop.
Sorry to whine so much. I made lunch plans for today and for monday to keep myself distracted. Hopefully I'll at least get to cancel the one for Monday.
I hope I didn't hijack your thread...