Stressful/busy days will do that. A few days ago I remember not feeling babe the whole day - then finally I lay down at night and all was restored. My m/w mentioned something about it last visit that after 28 weeks if you don't feel anything, you should be looking for 6 movements in 2 hours of lying down/resting. A little sugar rush works too! Sorry about your friend - that's a tough one for sure!