Stop worrying, learn patience, and have a drink! Do those 3 things and you will be fine. Your cider sounds like it is fine too
But, read the first reply to your post: bubbles in an airlock is fun to watch (and smell) but it is not indicative of how good or bad fermentation is going. Spend the $3 on a hydrometer. If you get addicted to homebrewing and keep your new hobby going, you will absolutely need one.