Friday, May 14, 2010

Did Maggie Just Drop?!?!?!?!

There was a moment yesterday, when, after looking at the apartment, I stepped out of the car to walk across the street with Paul and thought that I was about to go into labor.

There were no contractions (although I'd been having a little bit of cramping, but that's fairly typical these days).

The baby was suddenly much lower (by the height of the kicks it feels like a good five inches... they aren't even near my ribs now). It was as if there was an enormous weight pressing down on my pelvis and lower back (especially my lower back). My pregnancy waddle, which was always pretty noticeable, is now barely functional. I look like on of the duck's in one of Sadie's book struggling to get from place to place (Sadie's excited because she likes ducks!).

I always thought that babies were supposed to drop later in later pregnancies. When Sadie dropped, all 9 lbs 4 oz of her, I barely noticed. This was (and is) a definitely noticeable shift. I can now fit my fist sideways between my bust and my bump and still have room! I definitely couldn't do that yesterday morning.

I know every pregnancy is different, but have any of you had babies drop really early? 31 weeks seems very early to me! I have a feeling these next nine weeks are going to feel very, very long!

1 comment:

  1. I dropped earlier this last time too. Funny since everything I've read says it normally happens later in second or more pregnancies. I questioned it at times though, I'd feel the kicks lower, but then I'd feel them right back up at the top. Then I'd go in and his head would be very low still... is why we figured he'd be long lol.


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