I've noticed a marked increase in the number of Braxton Hicks contractions I've been having. I used to get 1 or 2 a day, and it seems like I'm having closer to 4-5 a day now. A couple of nights ago, I had one in the middle of the night, and it was almost uncomfortable. I also think the baby is dropping, or has dropped. It feels very heavy in my lower abdomen. These have GOT to be good signs, right?
Baby development this week: Baby is coated in vernix to protect his skin. The lanugo is almost completely gone, and baby is developing his own immune system. He is between 17 and 18 inches, and weighs almost 5 lbs.
So, so, so ready!