cedarwoman, my baby has just recently dropped, too...like, yesterday. All of a sudden, the pelvic pressure is MUCH stronger, and when my husband tried to find my pubic bone to measure my fundal height, he thought baby's head was my bone--that's how low baby is now!! And now I'm measuring a couple cm's less than I was a few days ago because baby has dropped so much. I won't be 34 weeks til Thursday. It *is* normal, but I understand that it can be a bit freaky.
Also, I've been having pressure waves (BH's, contractions, whatever you'd like to call them) every day since 24 weeks, and they have gotten more frequent and stronger (but never in a preterm labor pattern...I'm not worried about that at all) in the past two weeks. I just bought a powdered calcium-magnesium-potassium supplement (the most widely recommended brand is Natural Vitality's CALM, but I bought Ionic Fizz) for my restless leg syndrome and it has definitely helped with my intense nighttime pressure waves, too. I take it between dinner and bedtime. Maybe something to look into?
Lately, I have also been feeling this baby will be a 38-39 weeker...but who knows...with my luck, I'll probably go over 42.