So DS was breech at my last appt & has been doing an excellent job of tap dancing on my cervix. While on vacation, I laid on a float in the pool on my stomach. DS seemed to respond & turn. Now the kicks are much stronger & in a completely different place up on my tummy. I can even see my tummy move sometimes with his jolts.
However, today I can't cross my legs anymore. I know it isn't great for circulation, etc but I could still do it, if I wanted to. It's as if there's something blocking my legs from crossing. Even when going to the bathroom (wiping... sorry tmi), it feels different "down there". It's too early for the baby to drop, isn't it? I mean this was just a super quick change from a day or so ago. I've been having BH but nothing that I've considered unusual. I've tried to increase my water intake. I'm also trying to rest from my unrestful vacation (read my post in the Chat thread for details on that one... post #155 ).
So, what do you think?
I can't cross my legs anymore and I DEFINITELY have not dropped, I think it's just the size of my stomach and water retention and all that good stuff. It's our bodies way of helping prevent varicose veins and legs that fall asleep.
It's way too early for your baby to have dropped or engaged in your pelvis, they tend to do that after 36 weeks. You will definately know how that feels when it happens as you can suddenly breathe a bit better but then it feels like there's a bowling ball in your crotch and you start to waddle.
I haven't been able to cross my legs comfortably for a while, perfectly normal. Our babies are getting big, it's just the added pressure you are most likely feeling. Our babies will also go from breech to vertex until we give birth, they can flip flop in there at the last minute so I wouldn't worry about baby's position too much
I don't really remember the end last time except being miserable & thinking every day seemed like a week or longer. I'm not sure what is going on. Vacation really kicked my rear with having to do so much extra work. I've been on so many restrictions for this pg, I guess I'm just not used to doing stuff like before. I'm not overly large or anything but I feel like I'm already waddling. I go next week to the OB so unless something changes... I will wait til then to see what she thinks. It was just such a sudden overnight change to feel so different "down there".
I'm not concerned about the breech thing since I'm already a csect. However, I'm glad the tap dancing on my cervix stopped... that really wasn't comfortable.