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Has your baby "dropped" yet?

post #1 of 24
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At my appointment on Wednesday, I learned that the baby is dropped! Although, I already knew that- more room in my stomach for eating giant meals, less heartburn, and a brutely painful pelvis with tons of pressure on it.

 

He'll probably go overdue like my last 2 babies, but hey...I can still be excited, right? At least I can see a light at the end of the tunnel...

 

Anyone else with engaged or "dropped" babies and lots of symptoms or lack thereof to indicate it?

post #2 of 24

I think mine has. Less heartburn, less movement in my ribs, more peeing, and more pressure in my butt, hips, and pubic bone tell me she's at least moved down some. I also decided to see if anything was going on with my cervix since I've been having so many bh contrax (I usually do some pretty intense prelabor for 2-3 weeks before my babies decide to arrive) and this is on the early side for me, and I noticed that her head is nearly sitting on my cervix, whereas last week it was still farther up and much more ballotable.

post #3 of 24

I think I have dropped as well. My pelvic pressure is so intense it is almost painful. At my last appt. I mentioned how everything is starting to hurt down there and she did a cervix check and I was already dilated to a 2. Each day it feels a little bit worse so it will be interesting to see where I am at when I go back on the 30th. Also my BP is starting to get high and I just started having protein in my urine so I'm hoping nothing gets worse over the next week and I can make it full term at least.

post #4 of 24

I do believe she has moved her way down. Although it isn't really physically noticeable, but I think that's partly to due with the fact that I tend to carry fat in my abdomen so it all has to squeeze somewhere. Definitely noticing less heartburn and some dreaded pelvic pain when I'm trying to get comfortable. So over this (:

post #5 of 24

Not even close.  I'm pretty sure my cervix is still in my throat!

post #6 of 24
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Not even close.  I'm pretty sure my cervix is still in my throat!



Seriously lol'd. 

post #7 of 24
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Not even close.  I'm pretty sure my cervix is still in my throat!



in your throat. haha!

 

i was last checked 2 days ago and was told baby's at +1 station. i can tell with less heartburn and kicks are a little lower, so the head is really down there. bummer is he's not right on top of my cervix, he's in front of it because it's posterior - therefore i am hardly dialated at all! 

post #8 of 24

no dropping here!  this baby is riding higher than any of my kids ever have, and i got a kick to the sternum in the middle of the night last week- the first time i've ever had feet in my ribs!  i am guessing i'll be dealing with the same heartburn and short-windedness for a few more weeks.  how exciting that so many of your babies are getting ready!  january will be here so soon!

post #9 of 24

As of a week and a half ago, mine has. Though, in the mornings it seems that the baby is higher - anyone know if they go back and forth a lot? I also was under the impression that if it's not the first baby that they usually wait longer, but I haven't gone into labor yet... 

 

Ive been having more trouble walking, feeling like I have to pee and can't, and pressure in my pelvis, so I wasn't surprised at all to hear that she had dropped. Now, though, I can tell the baby is getting bigger, because I'm starting to feel her higher again ALSO.

post #10 of 24

lol at africanqueen too!!  dp is a fingertip, cervix is waaaaay posterior and +2 station.  we are due on new year's eve but i don't think she'll be debuting until after the new year.  :)

 

g

post #11 of 24

I've been carrying super low (although I have a pretty short torso to begin with) this whole time. I feel like the baby has definitely dropped though - on Tuesday I had a really achey and crampy day, and I think my body was working him/her even lower! This is my first baby though, so I figure my body is beginning to prepare ahead of time. I don't feel like I'll make it to my Jan. 18th due date, but I hope baby will wait until after the new year!

post #12 of 24
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Not even close.  I'm pretty sure my cervix is still in my throat!



Lol!!!!

 

My pelvic area is really sore, but I don't think I've dropped. Although at my mw appt yesterday, she measured me and I am measuring at 39 weeks (I'll be 38 on Sunday)

post #13 of 24

For those of you either carrying really high or really low...the old wives' tale (girls carry high and boys carry low) was true for me for my kids.  If you're not sure what you're having this might be your sure-fire sign!

post #14 of 24
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For those of you either carrying really high or really low...the old wives' tale (girls carry high and boys carry low) was true for me for my kids.  If you're not sure what you're having this might be your sure-fire sign!



this could not possibly be more true for me, too.  also, the shape of my body- with all my boys, i had this big ball out in front.  now i feel much rounder, in general, and i feel like my weight gain has spread around differently than usual.  i wonder why that is.

post #15 of 24

I've had a feeling all along that this baby is a probably a boy, so I am excited to see if that old wives tale holds true :)

post #16 of 24
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For those of you either carrying really high or really low...the old wives' tale (girls carry high and boys carry low) was true for me for my kids.  If you're not sure what you're having this might be your sure-fire sign!



so you're thinking girl, aintcha? winky.gif

post #17 of 24
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so you're thinking girl, aintcha? winky.gif


Yep.  My belly is so high and wide!  Sadly, the old man and I can't come up with a girl middle name...so I'm totally stressed about that just knowing we're talking a girl in there!

 

post #18 of 24

My breasts are still resting nicely on my belly. No dropping in these parts. I imagine it will be another 2-3 weeks before it happens for me.

post #19 of 24

Yesterday the midwife felt my baby's head and pointed out that she was "nice and low"... Not that I can really tell, but I have felt less kicking in the ribs and a little more pressure on my cervix (especially by the end of the day).  The suspense of having a son or daughter is killing me at this point!!

post #20 of 24

Oh my, my lower back and hips have started hurting just in the past few days. I've had such a great pregnancy without aches and pains so this is unusual. Since this is our first, I never know what to expect. I've had tons of uterine surges (cramping feeling) for about 3 weeks now so I'm hoping the baby will come soon.

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