Whew, I am coming down from one emptional roller coaster...
For some reason, last night before bed, I started thinking that I have not been feeling the baby move as much as usual. I even woke up in the middle of the night/early morning thinking about it and stressing a bit. So I decided to pay attention today and did not notice as much movement. I went to a local carnival with DS and ate some sugary junk food (we shared an italien ice and a funnel cake
) and still did not notice much movement. I came home, had a big glass of OJ and some water and laid down. Not much movement. This is when I started to worry.
Even though my logical brain was trying to tell me everything was surely fine, my emotional brain kept creeping in, so I called my MW. One was not home, so after 30 mins or so, I called the other one. While talking to her, I started to loose it. I didn't know how stressed I was until I started talking about it outloud and she heard it in my voice so she told me I could come over if I wanted.
I went downstairs to ask DH (who was working from home today, since we are going on vacation Weds) if he could quit then to watch DS (it was 3:30p) and I just broke down, sobbing to him. He was freaked out to say the least! It took me a few mins to explain to him what was going on, and I hated to stress him out since he is such a worrier by nature. But I could just hold it together anymore.
So, long story short....I went to the MWs house, she used the dopplar, which I have been trying to avoid, but didnt care today and everything sounds great. The HR was normal, she stimulated the baby and there was normal variables. She had a hard time palpating the baby, so she thinks it moved deeper back into my abdominal cavity? Or it could be the extra fluff I am carrying and she was being nice.
She also thinks the placenta could be anterior, which could explain why she has a hard time verify head from butt and why the kicks seem to have decreased.
Oh, and LOL, my blood pressure was actually *lower* than it has been at my last 3 prenatals! What's up with that?
Anyway, I don't know why i got so freaked out, as I tend to be a pretty realxed person when it comes to pregnancy. But thankfully, the babe seems to be doing well in there....