We went to the birth centre this morning to have the regular check up, and were told that Squiggles' head is very nearly engaged. That explains the spiky, tweaky pains I was getting all of Monday night, and the feeling of being able to breathe a little easier since then. Apparently as the head starts to drop into the pelvis, you get these stretching pains as the head manoeuvres into position. It was weird that I started getting them on that particular night, as on Monday we'd been to the third of our ante-natal classes, which had been focusing on contractions and labour. They'd been talking about how, for some women, contractions start off feeling like period pains... When I started getting the pains I was genuinely worried that it might be the early signs of labour! Ha, nope.
The midwife explained that it would be very unlikely that Squiggles would 'come back up' from the position (s)he's in, and yes, it would seem to be a little earlier than expected, but only by a week or two. I wondered if this implied that the baby was planning on coming out early, but she said it wouldn't necessarily be the case. We'll just have to wait and see what happens, but it's getting very exciting!
This is supposed to be what Squiggie looks like by now - 2.2kg in weight and 45cm in length!
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