kcws: yes yes! i also walk like a penguin when the pubic pain comes in, dare not have too big movement.
chweewy: I do experience rthymatic thumping at my lower abdomen area. I believe it's baby's hiccup! It happens a few times a day, can be quite comfortable though the hiccup isn't as strong as kicks.
I won't be starting my maternity leave 2 weeks before EDD. EDD may change as baby grows, so maybe it's good to wait for the gynae to give a final measurement on the baby to decide which date again?