I hope they are right too! I would say to lose your mucas plug you must be dialating more. I went over by 11 days with my first before my OB would induce me. I know your pain and frustration. I never noticed when I lost my plug though so who knows!
I am very excited about my progress and hope things speed along for me as well. My Beanie was measuring 8 and 1/2 lbs at 35 wks so by now he's probably around the 9 and 1/2 to 10lb range!
I am really hopeful that I'll go early.
Good luck and be sure to keep us posted on your progress! May your contractions get more painful and close together. I know, sounds like I am wishing the worst on you but you know different, right!?