Kinda worried...

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Kinda worried...

So, the last few days I have noticed that I'm not feeling wee dude nearly as much as I had been??? I have been busy with company, so I am sure that that has something to do with it (being distracted, and constantly on the go). But, even last night DH noted how he hasnt been as active as he usually is before bed. DH and I have some shows that we watch after the kids go to bed. We lay on the couch, talk, watch the show, and my belly go nuts. But, the last few nights, the baby just hasnt been all that active. Also, in the morning, he usually gives daddy a few kicks to say good morning when DH comes in and kisses me good bye before work... the last couple of mornings, notta. I also am noticing that my belly doesnt feel quite as big... and the usual foot in my rib isnt there. I dont want to be one of those crazy pregnant ladies, constantly calling the doc about this, that, and the next thing... I'm just honestly a little worried about whats going on inside of me.

I also have been having some more cramping lower in my belly. Not the usual tightening/contrax that I feel all over. The other night I went for a walk with my mom and sisters and noticed that when we got back, my underwear and pants were wet... not sopping, but wet. I chalked it up to sweat and CM. Then, yesterday at the zoo, the same thing happened. I am still thinking that it is probably just sweat and so on, but coupled with the other feelings that I have been having (or not having) I am just nervous. What do you all think? totally normal sounding, or should I be annoying and give my doc a call???

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I would definitely call. I am always in the camp of I would rather be safe than sorry. Don't worry about bothering the Doctor's that's what your paying them for!

I really hope it's nothing and maybe you're little boy is just going through a growth spurt and sleeping a lot. I've been notice much more discomfort this time around too and less movement at certain times.

Keep us posted!

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He could have shifted position a bit. Are you feeling ten movements in a hour? That's how my doc recommends I check if I am getting nervous.

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I would call too. It doesn't hurt to call and ask to be seen and get peace of mind. I would ask for them to check the heartrate with the monitor or do a u/s. In my last pregnancy, I called about fetal movement and they acted like I shouldn't be worried about it until after 28 weeks. Looking back that really makes me mad because I waited longer to get checked out because of that. The baby could have shifted positions, but it at least you will know what's going on if you have them check on him. KUP! (((HUGS))) Being pregnant can be nerve racking sometimes!

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At this point it's boarder line with kick counts, but I'd drink something to pep him up and lay down for an hour counting so that you have that info to give if/when you call. It is very, very possible that he's changed positions. This girl has been WAY calmer than her brother was, but up until recently she's been breech with her back to me. For weeks I was only feeling her maybe 3 times a day. Enough to let me know she was alive, but that's it. She's now head down and I feel way more (though still calmer than her brother). And my stomach does look different than it did!

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I went and got my sister from my mom's this morning and on the way there got a doughnut and a frapachino. I had lent my doppler to a friend of mine, and stopped there and got that. After all that surgary stuff, I still hadnt felt him move Sad So, we got back to my house, I got lunch in the oven, and laid down to check his heart beat. I am having a hard time finding it, and when I do its in the 110's 120's... where its usually in the 140's 150's or above at the dr. office. But, I did hear him move with the doppler. I am also niticing that the couple of contractions I have had are a bit stronger. I am really starting to think that he must be facing my tail bone now or something... maybe even shifted down a bit. Hes been head down for a while. I am getting the kids ready for a nap now, and DH just got home (he had an interview today, so took the day off). I am hoping that once the kids are down I'll be able to lay on the couch and do a kick count, then maybe call my OB and see what she thinks. I am sure I am over reacting, but after what I went through with DD's amniotic levels being low, preterm labor with all 3 of my other kids, and so on, I am just more leary of something being wrong Sad I guess I am also worried that maybe his amnio levels have dropped or somthing, as that can cause a change in how you feel the baby, and how big you feel, etc.

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I'm sorry. Sad Sometimes I have tried to eat sweet stuff and caffiene to get my little one to move and it hasn't worked either. Probably a position thing or maybe the baby is just sleeping a lot right now. I would try to rest and relax and see if anything changes and if not then definitely call your Dr. I There have been days in this pregnancy when I have not felt my little guy moving either and felt very scared only for him to resume moving like crazy the next day. Hang in there!

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I laid down to do a kick count. At 1/2 an hour I was up to 4 or 5, and fell asleep lol. I just wok up, and there is now something up in my ribs (guessing his butt), so I am thinking hes fine. I am really thinking that hes just facing my tailbone with the movements I was feeling before I fell asleep. Dang babies really know how to keep us on our toes.

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I think my little lady switched positions lately too because sometimes I can feel her more than others and its started to be in diff spots than it was before! It is def scary when you dont feel them as much, but I know that most babies are starting to go head down and my doc said that I might start feeling her in diff areas than before! Hopefully lil man will start kicking your butt again soon so you dont have any worries Smile

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I'm glad you've felt him move a bit more! When I became high risk with DD, I saw a MFMS at 27 weeks and they said 5 kicks in 30 min or 10 in an hour is sufficient. I had NSTs twice a week from then on and some days despite eating plenty and drinking some juice, DD would just veg and it would take forever to get the accelerations they looked for. They also reminded me at that point that despite feeling huge, baby still has tons of room to move, so feeling them/monitoring them can be tricky. I hope he goes back to moving more frequently for you. If I was really concerned, I wouldn't hesitate to call. They'd rather it be a false alarm you know?

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i would call

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I think my little lady switched positions lately too because sometimes I can feel her more than others and its started to be in diff spots than it was before! It is def scary when you dont feel them as much, but I know that most babies are starting to go head down and my doc said that I might start feeling her in diff areas than before! Hopefully lil man will start kicking your butt again soon so you dont have any worries Smile

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They certainly do keep us on our toes! Glad you're feeling more now. Smile Definitely keep paying attention each day and listen to your mommy intuition.

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So glad to hear he finally started moving for you! Smile

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I know I've been MIA for a little while but I just wanted to chime in and tell you the EXACT thing happened to me this week. I noticed on Sunday I hadn't been feeling him move as much and I've been having BH and pressure pretty frequently so I was a bit worried. Monday morning I tried to do kick counts and got literally none so I called my OBs office and talked to his nurse, she asked me to drink something cold and sugary and then to come in immediately. When I got there I still hadn't felt any movement from him after chugging a 13oz OJ so they put me on the fetal monitor belt thing for 30 mins. I could hear him moving but it was odd that I couldn't really feel his movements still (at one point he even had the hiccups and I still couldn't feel it), but his heart rate was great and there were no signs of distress or preterm labor. I absolutely love my OBs head nurse, before she sent me home she made sure to tell me that I did the right thing calling them and even though it was apparently just him being in a weird position whenever fetal movement slows down like this it can signal a problem and better safe than sorry. Since my visit I've felt him a little more, but I haven't really felt those real hard frequent kicks he was giving me before.

I'd say, don't worry that your OB is going to think your being a crazy pregnant lady - if you feel that something is just not feeling right call them! Biggrin