I'll start by saying, I really hated titling it that way, but it's to the point. Labels generally don't bother me, but it just felt icky to type that.
Anyway! I had ZERO progress of any type up until I went into labor at 41w0d - I was checked the day before when I went to the hospital on a false alarm (or early, early labor) - 0 dilation, 0 effacement, baby very high, etc. etc. I labored in the hospital for less than 12 hours when my doctor decided I needed a CS for FTP and non-reassuring fetal heart tones (she had two dips and the nurse never even made me try anything other than changing sides and getting oxygen). Just so happens that my C/S was at 7:43 AM and his practice opened in the same hospital complex at 8:30 AM. I was at either 4 or 6 cm's and she was still -2 station (IIRC) at last check which was about 7am. I can't remember if it was 4 or 6 even though I just talked about this with my new doctor at my last appointment. When I got to the hospital at 10ish pm I was barely 1cm dilated (water broke and painful contractions started 1-2 hours prior).
That's the backstory. My question is, this time I feel "different" down there. I had a cervical check last week and as I expected I was high and closed, but this week I feel more pressure down there and I'm very sore in the crotch area. Baby movement feels lower although by picture comparison, I can't tell if I dropped. If I dropped with my daughter, I never noticed. I also never noticed any of this soreness in my crotch. I do realize that it could just be a regular pregnancy pains, but I guess I just want to know if these are symptoms that maybe this baby is going to actually get into a low station. I also realize it's a crapshoot, and maybe I'm just looking for similar experiences.
I'll also add that I'm in NO way asking if I'll go into labor anytime soon! I had my daughter at 41w0d and I'm fine with going there or even past it (doc is ok with it as long as everything checks out). In fact, my daughter's birthday party is the first week in December and I REALLY want to make it past that before baby comes!!