Re: 41 1/2 weeks
42 weeks seems to be the standard on how lone docs let you go. Definitley call and may "remind" your doctor that YOU are ready any day now. As for contractions...the timing can vary. They could be hours or minutes apart. If you are having them, try being a little more active (take a walk or something) to encourage them to "hurry up"!
I wish you lots of luck...doesn't sound like your having much of a picnic right now.