All day yesterday I had contractions that would intensify and then fizzle out. Finally they fizzled out "for good" in the evening and I ate the aforementioned ice cream to placate myself. However they came back for a vengence in the night, and I ended up staying up until 4 in the morning before they, too, fizzled out. Now it's 10:16 AM and I am contracting AGAIN, although the contractions are not very strong.
I am not a fan of false labor. I'd rather have real labor and not have to constantly wonder about it. However, I've been told that this is a good sign, and I should expect stuff to progress in the next day or 2 or 3. Until then, I hope I don't get as much sleep as I got last night because by the time real labor comes around, I will be burnt out!