I think baby is dropping! Because 1: I have to go to the bathroom twice as often (every hour), and 2: I'm having sharp pains that last just a few seconds, I think from her head pushing down. I also feel "weighted" lower. I have to wait to go to the doctor until the 26th, when normally I would go on the 23rd, so unfortunately I won't know for sure for another 1.5 weeks. Darn Thanksgiving.
I did recently read about women who continued to be pregnant for up to two months even after being effaced 80% and dilated from 1.5-3 cm. That sort of took the wind out of my sails.
Oh, and question: I've heard that it is a good idea to have one or two preemie outfits for when baby is brand new, especially if she is on the small side (7 lbs vs. 9 lbs). I don't have ANY preemie stuff, and have found it nearly impossible to find (except one gender neutral yellow outfit at Target. ONE!). Is it really necessary? And where do I find these preemie clothes?