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Anybody else dropping?

Any other babies decided to drop yet? With this one being the third one, I understand they might drop earlier but in my quick research, I've found that when they drop has little-no impact on when they'll arrive?

Any "fun" symptoms or results of baby dropping?

Mine seems to be in a great position to punch and/or sit on my groin ligaments which, apparently, are imperative to walking...

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Baby dropped a week ago at 33 weeks. I started RRL tea at 34 weeks and started losing plug yesterday at 34w2d.

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I dropped a few weeks ago (35 and some days). "Supposedly" (aka, according to the internet) with first babies dropping tends to happen weeks ahead of time, but with subsequent babies they usually drop very close to (or during) labor. If that's legit my body apparently doesn't know about that rule, my son (first baby) dropped two days before labor started, and this baby (second) dropped a few weeks ago and there is no sign of labor in sight.

As for side-effects... the groin pain/pressure is horrible whether I'm moving or sitting but it's worse when I'm active, so much so that I've been largely sedentary for the last week (except for trips to the pool). The pain is blinding just to get through the grocery store. The "best" part though is that I look like a drunk duck when I try to walk for any kind of distance... it doesn't even qualify as a "waddle" at this point, I feel like I can't even put my legs together for fear I'll crush her head(impossible, I know, but it seriously feels like she's that low).

38 weeks today and just about ready for this kiddo to get a move on.
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Oneserenityone: Love the drunk duck picture you put in my head!

This is my first and I dropped 2 weeks ago at 36 weeks. I have been carrying low this whole time, so I didn't notice it, but my midwives sure did. When I found out I was super excited to learn that my baby might be born in 2 weeks (aka this week) but still no sign of them.

I'm not sure if this is because of them dropping, but I feel a lot of strain the top half of my uterus, as if my belly is hard to support these days. I also get a lot of pressure on my bladder, and walking is very uncomfortable. We live on a mountain so when I do have to waddle up hill it takes me forever. On a positive note, I now have more room to eat and less heartburn, which is good because I can't seem to get enough food!

I can say that I'm mentally done being pregnant, just waiting for the baby to be done too.
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My baby has felt low throughout my pregnancy, so it has been hard for me to tell if I have dropped or not. I usually sit cross legged or with one leg tucked under and lately I feel tons of pressure in my pelvis when I do either. I keep trying to shift my knees farther apart to relieve the pressure not that it helps.

I have also noticed an increase in the frequency of my bathroom breaks. I have been having some tightness and pressure across my belly, but have attributed that to Braxton Hicks. Not sure what other indications I should be looking for.
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I went to my OB today. I have not dropped. She says that I might not even notice it when it happens.
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This is my second and I dropped last week, about 35 weeks. Maybe not fully "boiling ball between the legs" dropped, but "holy wow my belly is low, my bladder is smashed, suddenly my middle back is killing me but at least the heart-burn is gone" kind of dropping. My first, who was a FTP CS after 70 hours of labor never dropped even a little, so even though annoying I am taking all the signs my body is doing the right thing this time as reasons to celebrate!

I too was under the impression that the VAST majority of 2nd babies don't drop til labor is imminent, which gave me quite the head trip worrying if he/she would come early and surprise me.

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oneserenityone: oh my! I can't help but laugh at the way you describe that! I swear I will no longer complain about the frequent punches that mine seems to enjoy. i'll just pause and remind myself that I could be walking like a duck...

Yeah, I heard that too that subsequent babies dropping means things are ready to start happening but seems like this little guy is just going to take his sweet time.

Part of me is ready for baby to be done and part is totally not. We've been working on re-painting another (larger! yay!) room in our house to be our new bedroom. ALL SUMMER. Granted, we're farmers and I've been doing the patching by myself so it has literally taken ALL SUMMER. (i still have a few cracks I opened up on the ceiling to patch up yet... grrr) my inlaws who live with us have so kindly done the sanding and will prime and possibly paint as well but I still am starting to feel the "oh my goodness there's still so much on my list to do FIRST!" panic. I havne't gone and dug out ANY baby clothes yet but I did dig out the baby car seat and found the box that had my hand pump and all the bottles from my last two. guess I'll have to drag the hubby down to the basement very soon to dig out boxes of baby clothes at least and then start washing them all.

THEN we still ahve to move all our stuff after painting and I think the only piece of furniture that we don't have this time around is a dresser. it is still with the middle child. Hubby offered to rearrange/clean out some of his cubes and we have lots of large baskets that I can allow to live on top of my dresser too so perhaps we'll just make it work for the time being. don't want to buy a new one (no $$) and don't have time to clean up and pretty-up what I may find at a garage sale or thrift shop. and that would be assuming I'd have time to look.

What else do you all have left to do?

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oneserenityone: oh my! I can't help but laugh at the way you describe that! I swear I will no longer complain about the frequent punches that mine seems to enjoy. i'll just pause and remind myself that I could be walking like a duck...

Yeah, I heard that too that subsequent babies dropping means things are ready to start happening but seems like this little guy is just going to take his sweet time.

Part of me is ready for baby to be done and part is totally not. We've been working on re-painting another (larger! yay!) room in our house to be our new bedroom. ALL SUMMER. Granted, we're farmers and I've been doing the patching by myself so it has literally taken ALL SUMMER. (i still have a few cracks I opened up on the ceiling to patch up yet... grrr) my inlaws who live with us have so kindly done the sanding and will prime and possibly paint as well but I still am starting to feel the "oh my goodness there's still so much on my list to do FIRST!" panic. I havne't gone and dug out ANY baby clothes yet but I did dig out the baby car seat and found the box that had my hand pump and all the bottles from my last two. guess I'll have to drag the hubby down to the basement very soon to dig out boxes of baby clothes at least and then start washing them all.

THEN we still ahve to move all our stuff after painting and I think the only piece of furniture that we don't have this time around is a dresser. it is still with the middle child. Hubby offered to rearrange/clean out some of his cubes and we have lots of large baskets that I can allow to live on top of my dresser too so perhaps we'll just make it work for the time being. don't want to buy a new one (no $$) and don't have time to clean up and pretty-up what I may find at a garage sale or thrift shop. and that would be assuming I'd have time to look.

What else do you all have left to do?
It's completely true. My husband actually laughed hysterically at me one day - he wasn't trying to be rude, he just couldn't help himself when I tried to chase a stray piece of paper I'd dropped.

We did a great room shift earlier this summer, so I whole-heartedly understand the on and on of patching/painting/etc. It took us from May to June to repair some water damage on the ceiling and repaint the room, and even now the light fixtures still need to be finished up. I can't imagine trying to do that if I had a farm to run too.

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I got up this morning and baby (my 3rd) has DROPPED. I don't remember it happening this drastically with any other child. I'm 36 and change but my MW was pretty "whatever" about it so I don't think it means I'll be going into labor anytime soon lol. However, I am sensing changes in my body. My hormones have shifted and I am very uh...intolerant of a lot of things right now. Also I have this ridiculous urge to get EVERythINg done and washed and ready, which is a lot beacuse I just moved (moving while preggers should be outlawed, honestly). I am stressed about not getting everything *perfect* before the baby comes.
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Oneserenityone, I'm so jealous that you guys got it all "done" in that amount of time, I think it was way back in February or March that I got to start on patching cracks. and of course there are a LOT of them because nothing has been done to the house since the 50s or 60s. On the plus side, there are a lot of details I can ignore for now and go back to next spring or even in a few years. Like all the trim around windows and doors is the same ugly 1960s trim board. Next summer, I hope to have enough time to buy new 1 by 4 or 6 boards and re-trim the windows and doors to match the 1920s ish style that the house was constructed in. and the floor. it was vinyled over a long time ago and the wood floors underneath, even with the glue on them from the vinyl should have one more sanding and staining in them before needing replacing probably about the time our oldest hits late high school or college or when I've managed to update the rest of the house and need to start over again You're right, work never ends baby or no, no matter what work you're talking about!

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I got up this morning and baby (my 3rd) has DROPPED. I don't remember it happening this drastically with any other child. I'm 36 and change but my MW was pretty "whatever" about it so I don't think it means I'll be going into labor anytime soon lol. However, I am sensing changes in my body. My hormones have shifted and I am very uh...intolerant of a lot of things right now. Also I have this ridiculous urge to get EVERythINg done and washed and ready, which is a lot beacuse I just moved (moving while preggers should be outlawed, honestly). I am stressed about not getting everything *perfect* before the baby comes.
Mamatoabirdie, ME TOO! I've been nesting like crazy the last two weeks! I scrubbed out the fridge and rearranged it. Not the freezer section or the big freezer which needs doing, just the fridge. I cleaned out and rearranged cupboards over our baking counter too. AMAZING how much room there is up there now! I finally went and dug out baby clothes the other day too on my own. (prolly should have let the hubby do it but that's difficult to get him nailed down...) Now I've got some washed, and lots more still to sort and a huge stack of rubbermaid tubs in our room to check through. Trying very hard to be GOOD and not get myself into too big of a project at a time

I definitely feel ya on the urge for *perfect*. Hopefully we can all take a half step back and content ourselves with *good enough* since I think we all know in our sane brains that *good enough* is all the time baby will give us!

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My baby has dropped and is completely engaged. It's hard to walk or do anything now!
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Sounds exciting everyone!

This little one hasn't dropped yet (37 weeks now); at least I don't think so but she's(?) been sitting so low the whole time I'm not really looking forward to that anyway. I already have to waddle to the bathroom every hour. I started going to the chiropractor a few weeks ago and little one really tries to wiggle down deeper after the adjustment.

I cannot imagine trying to move or repaint a room right now. That sounds pretty amazing!

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Yay for bodies getting ready to go, FINALLY, right? Even though mine dropped a couple weeks ago It still feels like he drops more sometimes or perhaps is simply more engaged at some times than at others. I was walking up our front walk yesterday afternoon and upon looking down at my belly felt the need to say "gee, he's so far away now!" it was pretty cute. definitely finally developing a waddle of some sort though I like to pride myself that I held out this long without a noticeable one. can't avoid it now! definitely feeling like just laying around these days, catching up on sleep now. although I have been a lot better about keeping laundry moving and have been putting final touches on the necessities of a birth plan and our different scenarios since we have a small farm and two other young children. I swear I'm going to have scenario A all the way through Z... at least the sheep haven't been busting out multiple times a day the last day or so, finally! that'll reduce complications!

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