Thursday, February 23, 2012

What it feels like when your baby drops? - BabyCenter, FamilyEducation

You may have less heartburn and have an easier time breathing when your baby starts to "drop" down into your pelvis. This process – called lightening – often happens a few weeks before labor if this is your first baby. (If you've given birth before, it probably won't happen before labor starts.) If your baby drops, you may also feel increased pressure in your lower abdomen, which may make walking increasingly uncomfortable, and you'll probably find that you have to urinate even more often than before. If your baby is very low, you may feel lots of vaginal pressure and discomfort as well. Some women say it feels as though they're carrying a bowling ball between their legs!- BabyCenter

Engagement is when your baby's head starts to move down into the pelvic brim in preparation for birth, and this can occur any time in these final few weeks of pregnancy, until the start of your labor. In the last weeks of pregnancy, your doctor will check to see if the head has started to engage, or drop, sometimes called "lightening." Your doctor will do an examination to check to see where the baby's head is. This is called the station, and it's measured from -5 (the baby's head is floating above the pelvis) to +5, the head is at the opening of the vagina. This last stage is called crowning. When your baby drops, you may find it easier to breathe, since your lungs will have more room to expand, or the need to urinate more because of more pressure on your bladder. - FamilyEducation

Not engaged: 
The baby's head has started to move into the pelvis, but more than three- or four-fifths can be felt above the pubic bone. - FamilyEducation

Engaged:
The baby has dropped into the pelvis in preparation for birth. This causes your belly to change position and shape. - FamilyEducation

My current condition
Early this week, somebody told me that my belly has been dropped. Haaaa. And she said, the baby will arrive in a week. Haaaaa. Nervous.

Actually, I didn't feel any obvious early signs yet so far. Just mild cramping (period pain) since early last week. Itu pun not frequent. Kadang tu sakit sekejap, then it stopped. Lepas tu, in 30 minutes baru datang balik. And, the most important thing is, saya rasa sakit tu still bearable. Means saya rasa still boleh lagi nak cope dengan sakit tu. Dah set dalam kepala, if masih boleh bertahan dengan sakit tu maksudnya belum nak bersalin lagi. Bolehhhh?? Hahaha..

Bila baca-baca kat BabyCenter, barulah rasa macam.. "Owhh. Dah dropped la kot.."

Lately, obvious sangat rasa selesa tidur terlentang. Before this, the longest I can bear is about 30 minutes. Tu pun nasib baik sangat lah kan. Tapi sekarang, rasanya sungguh la best bila tidur terlentang. Kadang-kadang sampai terlupa yang diri ini sedang mengandung. Hihihi.

Kalau bab heartburn, honestly sepanjang pregnancy ni hanya beberapa kali je saya diserang heartburn. Mungkin kerana saya memang makan pada kuantiti yang tak banyak sepanjang pregnancy ni. Mungkinlah kan.

Lower abdomen ni, memang rasa berat. Since early this week. Rasa macam ada something yang berat duk menekan-nekan and macam bagi force je. And sah-sah la rasa kerap nak terkucil even minum tak kerap pun. Bila ke toilet, terkucilnya sikit je. Unusual lah.

And, lagi 1, proses pembuangan adalah sangat superb seperti yang saya pernah mentioned before. Cuma, kali ni rasa nak membuang even baru je lepas 3,4 hours membuang. But then bila ke toilet, duduk kemain lama, apa pun tak keluar. It's not constipation. It's just rasa nak, tapi sebenarnya tak ada apa pun yang nak keluar. Huhu.

So, kesimpulannya saya tak sure whether my baby has been dropped or not. Hihi. Tunggu check up next Tuesday then we'll see how.

Baby, are you arriving?
Wait aaaa.. Ummi and Abah got something left to buy.
Wait until this weekend please. 
We can't wait to see you dear. Seriously.
We can't imagine how you will look like. 
Abah said you got Ummi's nose. Is it baby? >.<
Haaaaa. 
Can't wait to see you even I know I have to face something hard before having you, dear.
No matter how hard, I'll try my best. 
For you and Abah! 
I promised! 
Please always be healthy and good inside...


See you then M2B. Semoga sentiasa sihat both mommies and babies. For those yang seangkatan dengan saya yang sedang menanti detik dan saat indah ini, semoga dipermudahkan segala urusan ye kawan-kawan. Stay strong! Never give up! Allah ada bersama kita.

2 comments:

aTy _faRed~ said...

dah engage dah...!! memang tunggu mase jer lar ni ek..:) semoge dipermudahkan segale..aminn..eerr..selalu nyer kite ley rase macam ni start dari berape minggu..??

~cahaya~ said...

@aTy _faRed~ Aty, tak sure la pulak da btul2 engage ke tak.. hihihi.. ni perasaan aje. tgu check up br bleh confirm.. ameen, smoga aty nnt pn dipermudahkan nanti. Rasanya by 36w above dah boleh rasa la kot..

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