Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dropping the baby

Or rather, I think the baby might have dropped (I didn't drop the kid, I promise!). :-)

Ever since late last night and all day today I've been having a lot more pressure in my pelvis, and it feel like someone kicked my cervix with a football cleat (ouch!). It is the worst when I walk around, but I seem to do ok sitting (I'm not comfortable, but then again I'm never comfortable these days). I am also breathing easier today, which I heard is also a sign of the baby dropping.

You can't really tell much from looking at me, but I heard that is common with women who carry low to begin with or have longer torsos. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow after a WIC breastfeeding class, so we'll see what the doctor says.

Here is more info on what the baby dropping means:

You may have less heartburn and have an easier time breathing when your baby starts to "drop" down into your pelvis. This process — called lightening — often happens a few weeks before labor if this is your first baby. (If you've given birth before, it probably won't happen before labor starts.) If your baby drops, you may also feel increased pressure in your lower abdomen, which may make walking increasingly uncomfortable, and you'll probably find that you have to pee even more frequently. If your baby is very low, you may feel lots of vaginal pressure and discomfort as well. Some women say it feels as though they're carrying a bowling ball between their legs!

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