Thursday, September 02, 2010

Dropped or Not?

I have never really noticed, or known when my baby dropped (or maybe they just didn't until just before labor). This morning when I woke up I felt different. I was thinking that maybe the baby had dropped and that's why things felt a little different. Now that baby is moving around things don't feel so different anymore - so now I don't think baby dropped at all, probably just soundly asleep. (baby normally wakes up as soon as I get up, sounds weird, but at this point I can really tell the baby's sleep/awake cycle) Did you notice a definite time in your pregnancy when baby dropped? Or did it happen just before labor for you? If it happened a while before labor, how did you know for sure? Was it obvious or just slight differences? Did it happen at considerable different times for different children (early or just before labor)?

It's not that I want to go into labor yet, plus the baby engaging does not necessarily mean that you will go into labor really soon, it's just one more step to let you know that things are moving forward. Plus it definitely helps with breathing easier and less heartburn (or so I've read). On another note, I had fun yesterday folding some tiny itty bitty baby things :) I got out my newborn onesies and sleepers that are unisex in color and a few items in pink and a few in blue. I also laundered my receiving blankets as well. I figure I may as well enjoy all the tiny stuff while it's still new and fun (doing loads of tiny clothes can get tiring fast). One step closer to having my suitcase packed :)

6 comments:

Kalle said...

I can't remember when Emmett dropped but I think it was a few days before I went into labour. I'm so excited for you....a new little one just around the corner. Those last weeks just fly by.

Stam House said...

For all my 3 babies baby dropped about 2-3 weeks before labor!

Bladder feels like the size of a pea (having to go every 15 minutes or so) felling lots of pressure "down there" feels like you are sitting on the baby's head and belly more pointy were thing for me!

Andrea said...

Mine varied...I think Tate dropped about 2 weeks before, Emily dropped 6 weeks before, and Jenna...maybe about 2 weeks as well! I couldn't tell with any of them except for Jenna...and basically I just felt a TON more pressure down low...and it was much more uncomfortable. :) The Dr. usually can tell though if your baby has dropped...for me they just felt for the head and then tried to wiggle the babies head - if your body moves with the head than the babies head is engaged, but if you can still wiggle the head around without moving the mommy around then baby has not dropped yet. :) I'm so excited to "meet" your new little one though!!

Ellen said...

Thanks ladies. I am wondering if I am just one of those ladies that can't really tell for SURE. I know that my Dr.will be able to tell, but I don't see him until the 14th. I have really noticed that the baby has been moving a lot less in the past few days - so I am wondering if that could be an indication :) I think I need to just relax and quite trying to analyze every single thing I'm feeling, lol.

Goofball said...

hi Ellen, how are you doing? you're so quiet lately?

Ellen said...

thanks Goofball for giving me that extra push to get another post done :) This week has seemed to be really crazy!!