So I ended up in L&D last night. On Wednesday morning I'd noticed that the baby wasn't moving as much as usual, and that the movements he did make didn't feel normal- they were lethargic/sluggish. So I did kick counts all day Wednesday and yesterday. On Wednesday they were okay, although just barely. Yesterday they started to decrease, so I spoke to my FIL (who is an OB) and then the midwife on call. They had me come in to be monitored.
So we packed up DD (it was her bed time) and dropped her at a friend's house on the way. I was pretty sure that everything was going to be okay, but things were feeling just off enough that I wasn't okay with waiting to get checked out until my appointment next week. Of course the baby started kicking on our way to the hospital.
Long story short, the problem was that I was dehydrated. So they monitored me/baby for awhile, and made me drink about a gallon of water. Baby started to perk up as I got some water into me and as they moved me from one position to another. We saw a couple of my Braxton Hicks on the monitor which was kind of interesting- at least now I'm sure that's what they are and I'm not imagining things! They said that because it's been so hot here the last few days (heat index of 115 degrees) they've had a lot of moms coming in with the same thing. It's just really hard to stay on top of hydration when it's that hot. The midwife on call told me to stay inside in the AC until it cools down a bit... not thrilled about that- I was going to go see my horse today. Also DD wants to play outside constantly, so I'm going to have to come up with other things we can do. Anyway, I'm obviously really glad that baby's okay and it was something simple. I'm also kind of glad that there was something going on and I wasn't crazy! I never went in to L&D with my first pregnancy (except when I was actually having the baby).