My little guy is 33 weeks tomorrow. I know that around 32-33 weeks they start running out of room, and my midwives said that it's normal for their movements to slow down at that time.
Here's the thing though: this entire pregnancy I feel like this kid has barely moved. I mean, he definitely moves, and there have been movements that almost hurt and sort of take my breath away, but I guess I can't help comparing this pregnancy and his movements to my first pregnancy and his movements. My son (now 22 months) was VERY active in the womb, and now as a toddler is also very active. He was a very active baby, too...didn't ever sleep as much as the books said he would/should, etc, was "high needs" etc
So, I guess this little boy is a little more laid back than his brother. Which is fine. But I just can't shake this feeling -- a feeling I have had this entire pregnancy -- that something isn't quite right with him. His heart rates have always been fine. He was measuring a little on the small side (about a week behind, nothing dramatic) for the first half of my pregnancy but recently my fundal height has been perfect, right where he should be.
His 20 week ultrasound was "unremarkable" and everything looked great. But again, he didn't really move at all for the ultrasound. He mostly just laid there, whereas my 22 month old son at his 20 week ultrasound was going nuts and the tech said that I'd have my hands full with him. This tech didn't say anything at all...she was really very quiet throughout the whole thing, which seemed sort of ominous.
I'm blithering here...I'm just worried because I can't shake this feeling that something isn't right, even though all indications point to him being just fine...heart rate, growth, ultrasound, etc.
I'm terrified that I'm missing something and something really isn't right.
I have a prenatal appt tomorrow and I will be sure to discuss my fears with my midwife. I just hate this feeling.
I know that with a second pregnancy, too, I am a lot busier. I don't have time to sit around and clutch my belly and wait for every kick and wiggle like I did with my first. So it's possible that I am just not paying attention. But even when I lie down for a nap or at night this kid doesn't move as much.
My first son was posterior, too, so it's possible that I felt more movements because all his limbs were facing out. I am not sure what position this baby is, but it's possible that if he is facing my side or my placenta or back that I am not feeling as many movements.
But still. I am sitting here worried. I feel like maybe something is wrong with his legs?? I felt my older son kick all the time, and this baby, the entire pregnancy, has mostly been smaller movements down low (he's vertex) which are hands and shoulders and elbows...but I don't feel much in the way of legs.
I know that all of this makes me seem like a paranoid weirdo...but I can't help worrying. Should I listen to this little weird feeling? Or be reassured that everything is fine based on heart rate, ultrasound, growth, etc??