As in the baby dropped into my pelvis…I didn’t drop my baby. It finally happened when I hit about 36 weeks. Before this , I tried to Google what the process of baby dropping, or “lightening” would feel like. Apparently no one had that answer. All they could say was how they felt before the baby dropped and after. I wanted to know if I could actually feel him as he dropped in my pelvis.
Well maybe a few people can feel it, but I didn’t. Lame.
It was another really hot day in LA. I was sitting on the couch folding laundry in my undies. When I went to stand up to use the bathroom, I noticed that the bottom of my stomach stuck to the top of my thighs. It sucked. It felt just like having your sweaty legs stick to a vinyl seat. At first I thought it was an interesting occurrence, but didn’t read to much into it. When I went to the bathroom I sat on the toilet and had my tummy stick to my legs again. I then noticed that my boobs no longer rested on the top of my tummy the way they used to. I was able to breathe deeply again and even turn around more easily to wipe my stinky bottom. The baby had finally dropped! No wonder I had been feeling like I was constipated mixed with menstrual cramps (nothing too intense, just annoying more than anything).
Of course once the baby dropped I went back on Google to see how soon labor starts after the baby drops. Well for first time moms it can happen weeks beforehand, so unfortunately I’m no closer to pinpointing when the baby will actually decide to arrive. In the meantime, I’ll continue to waddle around and live in the bathroom as I have to pee literally every time I stand up.