Happily, baby seems to have also figured out night and day, which means that I'm sleeping much more comfortably now than I was 6 weeks ago!
|The sleepy days tend to coincide with growth spurts, I've noticed. (Other growth spurt indications I've noticed: the ligaments in my back get really, really tight which means that my tailbone hurts really badly when I try to stand after sitting...)|
Then this morning I felt a little bit scared because I hadn't felt the baby move in a while. I had DH get me some OJ and I laid in bed and waited. Sure enough...the sugar rush got the little one movin'.
So maybe my babe was just resting after a little growth spurt.
Here as mama to W (2/04), R (5/06), D (7/09), and J (12/9/12!), co-parenting with my DH
I WOH part-time, am a doula & childbirth educator, home/unschool, and hope we are nearing the center of chaos
Anytime baby doesn't move enough for my comfort, I just poke around on his/her back and s/he obliges me with a kick or some movements.
PS- not sure if baby is actually engaged in my pelvis, but s/he is hanging really low.
The little honey let me sleep for 10 hours last night and is now movin' and a grovin' again.
Yay for baby soon!
Cindy + DH Paul = DS1 (4/26/06), DS2 (11/30/07), DD (12/20/10) & surprise 4th edition coming in April 2014.
Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Breastfeeding Counselor
I definitely have lots of variation with movement from day to day, I figured it has to do with growth. My babe is fairly mellow, so some days he doesn't really move a lot (though always a little), and I try not to get too nervous. A little sugar helps if I want reassurance, but I'm trying not to do too much of that!! Mine's really low, too, so high kicks don't quite make my ribs, but he does punch that bladder sometimes, especially when it's full! "OUCH - time to run!"
L'lee ~ C ~ E May, 2006 ~ R12/29/2011!
Somehow I just never noticed it with my other pg's.
Originally Posted by cicerosum
I've thought about it a bit, and it seems she's pretty restful the day after I've had a busy day.
Originally Posted by Darcy37
Ecomama7 when did you drop?
I hadn't really noticed that I dropped by my MW said last night that I did. I measured a little smaller than I had two weeks before and she said the baby was very definitely lower.
Yay! I'm getting so excited to meet this little one!!!
Originally Posted by mimid
That happened on the day after my shower. It was a pretty late night and the next day they seemed to be sleeping in and taking it easy. The following day they moved more, but it wasn't until the next day that they seemed back to normal.
He or she seems to have figured out the difference between night and day as well Marylizah. The babe seems to sleep and wake when I do for the most part. Although sometimes I'm up at 2 or 3 in the morning and he or she is having no part of it so I decide to give him or her a jostle or 2 to satisfy me that sleeping's what's going on in there!
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." ~ Emo Philips
Me, DH, DS1, DS2, November 2012 , July 2013 , March 2014
Waiting on my SunshineBaby