Definitely remember to keep on eating, drinking, and resting. With both my labors, lying down to rest when I was exhausted actually sped contractions up. With my first I was trying to walk stairs and keep moving, but contrax were spacing out; when I finally gave up and laid down, they picked way back up. So don't stay up all night doing stairmaster, LOL! Best wishes. Oh, and visualizations and affirmations are a great idea, too.