Something isn't right. I'm worried.

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Chimmy's picture
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Something isn't right. I'm worried.

I hope that I am able to come back to this thread & say that I feel stupid for over reacting.

I've been feeling baby move since 13 weeks - now that early it was only at night while laying in bed & I was actually paying attention. It was very, very small almost like light pressure brushses against my insides if that makes sense. As baby grew those feelings got stronger & by 15 weeks it was more obvious - by 16 weeks I was feeling baby even when not in bed. On the 22nd I had a TON of movement from baby, it was soo cute - but since that evening I haven't felt anything.

Now, I know I'm still early so I didn't let it get to me until yesterday evening. I then started to pay attention to the usual times I'd feel baby which is at work while sitting down, and at night when going to bed. Nothing. I told myself I was being silly & kept trying to let it go. I did notice my belly felt a bit different & didn't feel or look as big - but then I'd shrug it off as me over reacting.

Tonight I'm worried & hoping so much I am just being silly & over reacting. It's been 4 days since I've felt anything & for some reason I'm starting to feel emotional about it tonight. Tell me I'm over reacting! I think I might txt my midwife & see if she will let me come over to hear the heartbeat - I have an appt. on Tuesday (she comes to my home) but I worry that IF something is wrong I don't want my kids to be there when I find out. Ya know? Beee

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(((((HUGS))))) Julia,

You're right that you are early still. I truly do understand your fears. You and I have both btdt one too many times to just shrug that off... BUT -- I do want to remind you that little ones at this stage may have periods of rest after going through what sounds like a really positive growth and development spurt. Like you, it was mainly late at night (when I finally had a chance to lay down!) that I'd notice movement more. Again, though, some babies *do* change their patterns of activity as well and that could be the case with this one too. S/he could be more active during periods where you are busy with the other kids or moving around in general. Because at this stage the movement is not *as* noticeable as in later stages, you may not pick up on it.

Do go ahead and give your midwife a call. It definitely won't hurt anything to take time out to hear the heartbeat.

Know you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

~Missy

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Thank you Missy! I really am trying not to worry but it's getting to me tonight Sad I wish he would move just a little so I could relax. I keep reminding myself that I'm still early so I'm silly to worry - something just feel's off and I don't know if it's me, or baby or something else.

I appreciate you taking the time to reply! I know you understand & your reasoning helps bring me back to the "this is normal, quit fretting!" place I like to be in lol Being able to hear his little heart tones will bring a lot of peace to mind I think.

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Have you gotten a hold of your midwife yet? :bigarmhug:

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I am so sorry that you are worrying about this, but I really thinks its quite normal. I am definately still at the point where movements are very random, but I still tend to get alittle worried when a day goes by and nothing... I think you should definately call your MW to help put your mind at ease ((HUGS))

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:bigarmhug:

I am so sorry that you're worried! I hope it turns out to be nothing. I had something similar happen last week. I didn't feel the baby move for three or four days and I was starting to get really nervous, and was about to call my midwife when I started feeling movement again. I hope that you are feeling a big kick right now! I think you should definitely call your midwife. Having that peace of mind is important.

BloomingRose's picture
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Sorry that you're worrying and feel like somethings off. Hope you were able to get ahold of your MW and that all is well. Hang in there :openarms:

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Big hugs sweetie! I had alot of movement after I got home from work Wed and Thurs night. I have no felt anything since that I know of. I know how frustrating it is. I hope all is well.

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Chimmy- don't be silly and call your midwife, please. Do it for my sake- I'd feel better knowing my dear friend feels better and you know that I love you. We've raised families virtually together for many years.

While I agree with Missy- I still think it can't hurt to make that call and it will put you back at peace.

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I agree with everyone else, just wanted to offer hugs. Hope you are able to get ahold of the mw and hear a hb just to ease your mind.
:bigarmhug:

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LURKER

This same thing happened to me a whole lot during this pregnancy. I would go for a few days of feeling the babies a lot, and then several days of feeling nothing. Sometimes even a week would go by w/out feeling movement and it totally freaked me out. I didn't start feeling really regular movements until after 20wks, and I've got two in here so I thought for sure I would be feeling regular movment a lot sooner than I did. But, nope!

Call your midwife for sure so you can get checked and feel better. Better to get checked than to worry until your appt.

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those worries are amont the worse! hope you get to hear that heart beat soon to ease your mind.

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I just want to add that now that my uterus is moving up, I'm finding I actually fit in my pre-preg pants again. Maybe you are the same way this pregnancy.

I noticed the other night when I laughed really hard, the baby moved like crazy. Try popping in a really funny movie? I was near tears I was laughing so hard. Maybe also drink some OJ. But the bean could be moving but doing most of it's movements to your back. Maybe it found a really comfy spot and doesn't want to give it up.

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Hugs! I know it can be so worrisome when things change. Sometimes when movement is still early on, just a simple change of baby position can make it much harder to feel movement. But, I think you need some piece of mind and I think a call might be helpful. Maybe you could go to your midwife's office rather than her coming to you this time? just for your own piece of mind? thinking of you!

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Hope you got ahold of your midwife or baby gave you a nice big reassuring kick Smile :bigarmhugs: I hope everything is okay with baby and he's just going through a big growth spurt

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Update???? Saying a prayer that everything is fine!

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Hey you guys - I appreciate everyones replies & I probably am worrying over nothing. I started to spot last night & still hadn't felt the baby move so I called my m/w today b/c that freaked me out. I have had a SCH with the placenta so worried that maybe it was getting worse although I haven't had spotting since 8 or 9wks - anyways spoke to my m/w and went to her to hear the h/b and it sounded good. I'll probably go for an u/s to check things out - I want to make sure that the placenta is ok. Not AS worried but still feeling a bit uneasy.

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I am so glad that you were able to hear the HB! I hope that the US will give you additional comfort! KUP!

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So sorry for the scare, but I'm glad you were able to hear the hb.

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I'm so glad you heard the heartbeat! I hope the spotting turns out to be nothing.

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:bigarmhug: hope it continues to be a good report.

mom22sofar's picture
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hearing the heartbeat would be a great relief, that is really positive. I hope the pesky spotting goes away and you get to relax a bit!

Chimmy's picture
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Thanks so much you guys - I'm changing this little fella's nickname from tut tut to trouble! Lol

mandi04's picture
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Glad you got to hear the heartbeat! I'm sure the ultrasound will be even more reassuring, a heartbeat is always a good sign

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I experienced the same thing...my LO stops moving as much during growth spurts (which yours is most likely in the middle of one) and resumes activity levels when done.

I had very similar concerns, and still do...even at 37 weeks!

I'm so sorry this is stressing you out! Talk to your OB/Midwife, they will be able to reassure you.

Hang in there!

Stephanie

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Yay for the HB but I think you are doing the right thing by getting an U/S

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Sending you some more hugs, positive thoughts and prayers. I'm really glad that you were able to hear the baby's heartbeat and know how very reassuring it can be. As for the spotting, that can be nerve-wracking. My last two won me multiple ultrasounds too as you may recall due to that. T-R-O-U-B-L-E fit then and now! LOL

Hang in there hon. I'll look forward to seeing your update after the u/s.

~Missy

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Glad you got to hear the heartbeat and good luck at the u/s! Please update us asap!

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I'm sorry you are going through all this chims. I remember with Wyatt he kept flipping around and when he would be facing towards my back I would feel no kicks at all but as soon as he turned back around i felt him all over the place. I'm glad you got to hear the heartbeat and hopefully your U/S will help ease the last of your worries. :bigarmhug:

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Lurking* Thinking about you!