09-17-2006, 05:20 PM
Ok, I know they say the farther you get, you may start to feel less movement. I was 30 weeks as of yesterday and I've noticed this weekend I haven't felt as much movement as I normally to, but I have felt some. Plus the fact that he's measuring 2 weeks bigger. Should I call my OB tomorrow??? Being new to this, I don't know if this is normal or should I be worried.
I agree with Tara! :wink: Even lemonade will do the trick.
Or "poking" gently to see if baby kicks back. I am 38w and I have noticed she really only moves to change position or when she has the hiccups. If I feel worried, I can tell where her limbs are and I stroke or poke them gently and she'll usually respond by moving them.
Baby certainly does have it's active periods and this could very well be when you are up and running (I RARELY feel the baby move when i am cleaning ETC).
Certainly mention it to the obsetrician though, he/she has the means to check these things out.
My Bub was quite quiet at one stage so I had a CTG and sure enough as soon as they put the belts on she got stroppy and began trying to kick them off ( :oops: :oops: ). At least I was assured.
I'm 31-1/2 wks along, and some days my baby is more active than usual, and the next day quiet most of the time, with a lot more subtle movements. A friend with 2 boys recently reminded me that when they're sleeping, they're growing and developing, so quiet babies are a good thing! :)
Aussie Mom suggested poking. I've found that does the trick to disturb Baby's sleep and get Baby moving a bit.
LOL Emily, I cringed when I wrote "poking" - I was worried you'd all think I was abusing my baby or something ROTF ROTF.
It's extremely easy to feel where her knees and legs are right now, so I usually give a gentle stroke or push - :wink: LOL
09-18-2006, 09:21 PM
I agree with doing "kick counts". My OB always suggested eating something sweet and then laying down a bit. You should be able to feel the baby move at least three times (?) in an hour. If not, call your doctor ASAP. I often felt the same way when I got farther along - I think I just got used to feeling my babies move.
09-18-2006, 10:50 PM
Thanks girls for all the support. I did notice yesterday a little more movement. He always seems to move when we sing at church. It's cute. Then last night I drank some OJ and ate a candy bar,and then laid down to watch TV and boy did that wake him up.
I noticed more today at work too. I guess I was just so busy this weekend, I didn't have time to notice. Plus I know his space is getting limited.
09-19-2006, 12:06 AM
Yeah with my dd she didn't move around as much as my ds. But yeah all that the ladies suggested to get the baby moving will do the trick. Glad you felt the baby move and are more at ease.