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How long after lightening/baby dropping did it come (2nd child)

(11 Posts)
1978andallthat Tue 11-Dec-12 14:58:54

Baby v definitely dropped overnight on Sat night. Woke up on Sun able to breathe (though less able to walk) with bump significantly lower. How long after this happens should it come?

SevenElvesAndAReindeer Tue 11-Dec-12 15:29:01

How many weeks are you? I was worried DD would be really early when my bump noticably dropped at 26 weeks. She was born at 35+6

1978andallthat Tue 11-Dec-12 16:19:56

39 weeks today

Some 2nd time mums don't "drop" until they're actually in labor so unfortunately it's not always a great indicator. Any other early labor signs that you've noticed?

1978andallthat Tue 11-Dec-12 16:27:20

Just general exhaustion. But don't think I'm in labour.

Bearandcub Tue 11-Dec-12 16:29:34

About 2 hours later... Sorry.

Well, hopefully it's soon for you! At least you can breathe again, yeah?

Snowflakepie Tue 11-Dec-12 17:14:44

About 3 weeks for me, sorry. Was much more comfortable in general though!

1978andallthat Tue 11-Dec-12 18:05:31

Yes on plus side I can breathe grin

On down side baby on a nerve and I can't really walk hmm

Nicky1306 Tue 11-Dec-12 21:11:02

Well 1978 you can't have it all! wink hope you get to meet baby soon, exciting!! grin

Pochemuchka Tue 11-Dec-12 21:17:41

I'm 36 weeks and DC3 dropped about 3 weeks ago and although they're in position ready to go, there have been no other signs!

Like you though, I'm glad I can now breathe and acid reflux has improved. grin

Not so happy about the new uncomfortable lump that is practically between my legs and giving me that characteristic 'waddle' smile

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