Skyler was a very active baby and was always very active on ultrasounds until Sept. 23, 2019. I was 35 weeks and 3 days along, and I noticed that he wasn’t moving as much and that it was taking longer than normal to get his 10 kicks. I called the doctor and asked if I should come and get checked out, and she suggested I come in if he didn’t get the 10 kicks in 2 hours.
The night of Feb. 2, 2018 I wasn’t feeling very well and finally tried to go to sleep around midnight. I had done my kick counting earlier that evening around 6 as usual and my little girl was kicking just fine. I woke up (I believe Jesus woke me up to start the process) around 3:15 a.m.
I noticed decreased fetal movements at 39 weeks and 6 days after running errands and eating dinner with my family. At this point she had been very active in the evenings so I sat down and drank cold water but still no movements. Knowing this wasn’t her normal pattern and following my intuition that something felt off, we contacted the doctor and went to the hospital to be checked.