I don't know if this would work or not... It would make the difficulty change after the adjustment lower.
Very doubtful. Not sure how the system works, but it'll likely take into account the total time it took between the last scheduled difficulty and the new difficulty change and change difficulty accordingly. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't adjust difficulty based on the last few blocks, or that would be hugely exploitable.
In related news, only 3 block to go before new difficulty!
edit: 2 blocks to go
edit: 1 block!
edit: New difficulty out, from 1690895.8030524 to 1888786.7053531 which is a jump of 11.7%