First time momma here, planning a home birth. I'm very active and I've been feeling great, although getting a bit tired. The baby is a mellow one it seems like. Rolls and kicks everyday but nothing painful. The last few weeks when s/he is most active, I will regularly feel a bit of a head butt down on the cervix. I wouldn't say it hurts, but a little more uncomfortable than the upper belly movements. My bff had a baby in January, and never felt anything on her cervix.
The head has been down since at least 28 weeks, and at my 34 weeks appt. the midwife said, "Oh, that head is pretty well lodged. Are you peeing a lot?" Yep! But I drink so much that I always pee a lot. Since then though, I've been thinking about it, and realizing that the head just feels *heavy* in my pelvis towards the second half of the day. There is this pumpkin that I'm holding in my low abdomen!
Yesterday, I walked all over. A total of over 4 miles. I did lots of all fours and yoga in between (I'm a yoga teacher). On my last leg of the journey, the cervix pain was so sharp I cried out, had to stop in the street, and really thought for a moment that something big was going to happen. It subsided after a few moments.
This all makes me wonder if I'm going on the early side. I've been working *so* hard on settling in to potentially not give birth until July. To think about maybe giving birth in the first half of June is simultaneously awesome and terrifying. Mostly, I don't want to get any hopes up and then have a miserable few weeks waiting for the baby.
So, any thoughts? What's happening physically, do you think? Where should I get my head mentally? This incident yesterday made me a little scared of labor, perhaps for the first time. I know I can/will do it, but when it's really here, it's going to be crazy!
Thanks in advance!