Walking and contractions

So I’ve been doing my extra walks to help get things going like we all do. During a walk I’ll start feeling crampy and like baby is bumping on my cervix. After the walk I get more crampy and slowly start feeling contractions to where they get very painful and about 10 mins apart. But after a couple of hours they slow down and go away. It’s so frustrating because they get so intense and promising but then they don’t turn into anything. This started happening Monday and at my apt Thursday I was finally dilated to 1 & 50% so maybe they are doing something but for al the pain I wish it was actually labor, I’m getting tired 😹

Edit: 38 & 1