Quoting Veruca Couture:" how can i be this progressed and only uncomfortable and not any real horrible contractions?!?!!?!?!?!?!"
Some women are like that. I went to my 40 week appointment with my second. I wasn't in pain and felt no contractions but I did feel like I had a bowling ball between my legs. WHen my OB checked me, he immediately sent me to the hospital because I was 6cm, 75% effaced, and my bag of waters was bulging out. She was born 4.5 hours later. My water would have broke on its own within the next hour or so. It broke on its own in the hospital. They tried to artificially rupture it but it refused to break.
I have a tendency to not feel any pain until I get into the transition part of labor. My contractions up to that point just feel like Braxton-Hicks but because I get so used to them during pregnancy, I don't pay much mind to them. After my second, I chose to have my last 2 pregnancies induced a week early so I knew when I was in labor.