I need other mamas to tell me I am not the only one who feels like she is calling and/or going in to see her provider every week (before weekly visits) for one thing or another. Seriously, I have something going on every.single.week. It's frustrating and I often wonder if I'm just making a big deal out of nothing. The thing is, you can't be too careful in pregnancy. Thankfully, I have a very supportive MW team and they are all so sweet and welcoming every time I need them, even if that ends up being once a week!
So this week's troubles started yesterday morning (or earlier, since I was sleeping). I had barely felt baby move. I noticed right away since baby is usually really active once I wake up, roll over, eat...pretty much a predictable wake/sleep cycle. I noted yesterday morning that there was no movement, but just thought something was off with baby that day. Then I felt some light movements but not nearly as often as I had before and not nearly as strong. I had been feeling strong kicks and rolls for weeks and since it slowed down, I started to worry. So last night I finally told B what was going on. I did a kick count for 45min and got 8 little movements. I, however, had to drink a large glass of juice to get baby moving. It was enough for me to be satisfied.
Then this morning I woke up with a little bit of movement, then then felt nothing for the rest of the morning. Almost 6 hours later and not a thing so I started to panic, of course, and called my MW. I had been working so I just walked across the street to the clinic. They hooked me up for an NST and after 25 min, juice, and some side laying, we failed. Baby had moved more, but it was not enough to pass. I knew that meant I was going to have a biophysical profile ultrasound. This measures specific movements and such for gestational age that are expected and you are graded on a 0-8 scale, 0 being...I don't know. Really bad? And 8 being perfect. She didn't give me a number but we passed. I suspect it was an 8 since baby was moving around, practicing breathing and hiccuping. So why was I not feeling any of this?! Turns out baby is now breech. I think we are incomplete breech with one leg curled in and one leg straightened out. At 33 weeks we have plenty of time for baby to turn. I am not too worried about that right now. I am so so thankful that everything is okay.
Now, what will next week bring?! ;)