Not sure if it's happening......

I was due 5 days ago.
Woke up at 3am feeling uncomfortable. Then the period like backache/cramping started. 
I started timing them and for an hour they were consistent and about 3-5min apart. 
Called L&D and they said my contractions should be pretty painful and I shouldn't be able to walk or talk through them. They hurt but they aren't that bad. 
I really hope this is the start of something to happen soon! I don't want to be induced 😖