After a perfectly normal first pregnancy and delivery with my oldest son, I anticipated my second pregnancy and delivery to be much the same. I was familiar with the Count the Kicks campaign and knew what to do. 38 weeks into my pregnancy with my second son, I noticed a drastic change in what had been normal movements for my baby.
I woke up for work Friday morning October 16, 2015 with my mind swirling about a busy day of meetings and home visits. I got in the shower and my little miss wasn’t kicking as she usually did. I continued to get ready still no movement. I tried a caffeine drink and still nothing.
Father’s Day 2016 was one of the scariest days of my life. Around 6pm I noticed my son not moving at all. I was 35 weeks pregnant and immediately started to freak out. I then tried all of the tricks recommended by doctors (orange juice, ice water, laying on your side, etc.) but after waiting 30 minutes I still felt nothing.